An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique by Steven J. Luck

By Steven J. Luck

The event-related capability (ERP) process, within which neural responses to particular occasions are extracted from the EEG, offers a strong noninvasive software for exploring the human mind. This quantity describes useful equipment for ERP study besides the underlying theoretical reason. It bargains researchers and scholars an important advisor to designing, accomplishing, and examining ERP experiments. This moment version has been thoroughly up to date, with extra fabric, new chapters, and extra available causes. Freely to be had supplementary fabric, together with a number of online-only chapters, supply accelerated or complicated therapy of chosen issues. the 1st half the e-book provides crucial historical past info, describing the origins of ERPs, the character of ERP elements, and the layout of ERP experiments. the second one 1/2 the e-book bargains a close therapy of the most steps eager about engaging in ERP experiments, overlaying such subject matters as recording the EEG, filtering the EEG and ERP waveforms, and quantifying amplitudes and latencies. all through, the emphasis is on rigorous experimental layout and comparatively uncomplicated analyses. New fabric within the moment variation comprises whole chapters dedicated to elements, artifacts, measuring amplitudes and latencies, and statistical research; up-to-date assurance of recording applied sciences; concrete examples of experimental layout; and plenty of extra figures. on-line chapters hide such themes as overlap, localization, writing and reviewing ERP papers, and establishing and working an ERP lab.

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1995). Electrophysiology of Mind. New York: Oxford University Press. 2 A Closer Look at ERPs and ERP Components Overview This chapter provides a deeper analysis of the nature of ERPs, with the goal of helping you understand how ERPs are generated in the brain and how the intracranial signals combine together to create the waveforms we record on the surface of the scalp. The peaks that you see in scalp ERP waveforms typically reflect the sum of multiple internal, underlying components, and the conclusions of an experiment often require determining how these underlying components differed across groups or conditions.

If a highly sensitive probe called a SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) is placed next to the head, it is possible to measure the magnetic field as it leaves and reenters the head. However, if the dipole is perpendicular to the surface of the head (a radial dipole), the magnetic field running around the dipole will not leave the head, and it will be “invisible” to the SQUID. For orientations that are between tangential and radial, the strength of the magnetic field that is recorded from outside the head gets weaker and weaker the more radial the dipole is.

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