The 1932 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was shared by two English scientists,
Edgar Douglas Adrian and Charles S. Sherrington (1857-1952), for their discoveries
about the function of neurons. Sherrington's studies focused on the brain and spinal
cord. Adrian's research was devoted to the transmission of nerve messages and led
to the development of electroencephalography by Austrian psychiatrist Hans Berger
(1873-1941). Adrian's work helped explain the nature of nerve impulses and the physical
basis of sensation.
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