Walter, W(illiam) Grey (1910–1977)
Physiologist with special interests in the study of the neurophysiological
correlates of such paranormal states as hypnosis,
sleep, trance, and hallucination. Walter was born on February
19, 1910, in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied at Cambridge
University (B.A., 1931, M.A., 1935; D.Sc., 1947). He was director
of the Physiological Department at Burden Neurological
Institute, Bristol, England, from 1939 onward, founder of the
EEG Society, and the editor of EEG Journal. He wrote a number
of books, the most famous being The Living Brain (1953), which
was translated into several foreign languages. He died May 6,
1977.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Walter, W. Grey. The Living Brain. New York Norton, 1953.
———. ‘‘The Neurophysiological Aspects of Hallucination
and Illusory Experience.’’ Proceedings of the Society for Psychical
Research.