Latest Event-related potential Stories
Physically fit children are not only healthier, they have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses while reading, according to study by researchers from the University of Illinois.
The neurological responses caused by observing somebody else playing a game have been uncovered.
The human brain processes predictable sensory input in a particularly efficient manner.
Recent experiments using brain waves help scientists understand how we are able to make sense of sentences.
A paper published in the recent issue of Psychophysiology describes differences in the brain's response (event-related potentials, or "ERPs") to pictures and words that describe the same object. In two studies, the authors evaluated how the brain reacts differently to a picture of an object or its name when people were looking for either the picture or the name in a visual display.
Deciphering the subtle, complex electrical signals emanating from the brain has yielded important insights into the still-mysterious neural mechanisms that underlie behavior. By recording a subject's faint brain signals via arrays of scalp electrodes during cognitive tasks, researchers can extract "event-related potentials" (ERPs) that enable them to pinpoint with great accuracy when the brain reacts to components of the tasks.
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