Event-Related Brain Potentials: A Tool in the Study of Human Information Processing
Event Related Potential, P300 Amplitude, P300 Component, P300 Latency, Clinical Neurophysiology
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A cognitive psychologist of note who is not particularly impressed with event-related potentials (ERPs) commented recently, while reviewing a grant application, that studies of the behavioral correlates of ERPs can be described as studies in which “phenomena are in search of a theory.” The intent was pejorative, but I found the statement complimentary. I was especially pleased because several years ago in a review of one of my own proposals another referee suggested that in the field of ERPs “one sees a technique futilely searching for phenomena!” We have, it would seem, made good progress in the last decade if we have found phenomena and are now searching for a theory. A detailed review of this progress is presented by Callaway, Tueting, and Koslow (in press).
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Event-Related Brain Potentials: A Tool in the Study of Human Information Processing, in H. Begleiter (Ed.), Evoked Potentials and Behavior, New York: Plenum Press, p. 13-75.
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Donchin, Emanuel, "Event-Related Brain Potentials: A Tool in the Study of Human Information Processing" (1979). Psychology Faculty Publications. 230.