Toposcope


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Toposcope

 

an instrument that records the distribution of levels of bioelectric potentials at several dozen points on the body at any given time. The points are projected on the screen of a kinescope and appear in the form of spots of varying brightness. The position of these spots corresponds to the position of the discharging electrodes on the body of the animal or person under investigation. Filming of the toposcope’s findings makes it possible to observe the dynamics of the potentials’ changes over a period of time. When an electroencephaloscope is used instead of a to-poscope, 50 to 100 points of the brain’s bioelectric activity may be studied.

REFERENCES

Livanov, M. N., and V. N. Anan’ev. Elektroentsefaloskopiia. Moscow, 1959.
Amirov, R. Z. Integral’nye topogrammy potentsialov serdtsa. Moscow, 1973.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The trig point and its 'toposcope' is used by walkers to navigate the view at the popular area of natural beauty - and the plaque points out key landmarks including Chequers, the Dunstable Downs and on a clear day even The Cotswolds.
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Keep ahead to the toposcope. Here you can rest awhile to admire the fabulous views of Meon Hill and the Avon Valley.
There's also a visitor centre, cafe and a great panoramic view from the toposcope on Beacon Hill.
To mark the place (besides the inevitable triangulation plinth) is a seat to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Cotswold Way in 1995 and a toposcope to identify the surrounding hills.
Nearing the main road swing left to pass a toposcope on which you can identify distant features.
The park's toposcope has fabulous views towards the hills of Clent and Malvern.
Turn left along the ridge top to the toposcope and linger awhile to admire the view.