DIFFERENCES AMONG HUMANS IN STEADY-STATE EVOKED-POTENTIALS - EVALUATION OF ALPHA ACTIVITY, ATTENTIVENESS AND COGNITIVE AWARENESS OF PERCEPTUAL EFFECTIVENESS | Academic Article individual record
abstract

We examined some of the variables that were possible sources of the wide variability among and within human subjects in their steady-state visual evoked potentials (VEP) in response to continuously counter-phased visual stimuli (vertical bars). We found that within a given subject the magnitude of VEP was reasonably consistent during replicate trials under comparable conditions. However, across subjects there were enormous differences (as much as 17-fold) in the VEP magnitude (i.e. in the spectral power developed at the stimulus reversal frequency). These differences could not be explained by differences among subjects in arousal (alpha activity before or during stimulation), attentiveness (as indicated by reaction times to random cueing), or by a person's subjective impression of his responsiveness to stimulation.

author list (cited authors)
KLEMM, W. R., GIBBONS, W. D., ALLEN, R. G., & HARRISON, J. M.
publication date
1982
publisher
Elsevier bv Publisher
published in
keywords
  • Humans
  • Alpha Rhythm
  • Visual Perception
  • Male
  • Arousal
  • Awareness
  • Middle Aged
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Cognition
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual
  • Attention
  • Adult
  • Reaction Time
citation count

9