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Electrophysiology of Cognition

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. Steven A. Hillyard1,
  2. Terence W. Picton2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010513

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Hillyard, S. A. and Picton, T. W. 2011. Electrophysiology of Cognition. Comprehensive Physiology. 519–584.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

  2. 2

    Human Neurosciences Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Event-Related Potentials
    • 1.1
      Classification
    • 1.2
      Nomenclature
    • 1.3
      Recording Techniques
    • 1.4
      Measurement
  • 2
    Neural Bases of Event-Related Potentials
    • 2.1
      Field Potentials in the Nervous System
    • 2.2
      Scalp Distribution
    • 2.3
      Depth Recordings
    • 2.4
      Event-Related Magnetic Fields
    • 2.5
      Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • 3
    Clinical Applications of Event-Related Potentials
    • 3.1
      Evaluation of Sensory Function
    • 3.2
      Applications to Neurology
    • 3.3
      Disorders of Higher Nervous Functions
  • 4
    Preparation and Anticipation
    • 4.1
      Movement-Related Potentials
    • 4.2
      Contingent Negative Variation
    • 4.3
      Clinical Studies
  • 5
    Selective Attention
    • 5.1
      Early ERP Experiments
    • 5.2
      Auditory Attention
    • 5.3
      Interpretation of Auditory Negative-Difference Wave
    • 5.4
      Visual Attention
    • 5.5
      Somatosensory Attention
    • 5.6
      Question of Peripheral Sensory Gating
    • 5.7
      Attentional Channels
    • 5.8
      Multidimensional Stimulus Selection
    • 5.9
      Disorders of Attention
    • 5.10
      Overview: ERPs and Selective Attention
  • 6
    Cognitive Processing
    • 6.1
      Stimulus Probability and Expectancy
    • 6.2
      Signal Detection and Decision Confidence
    • 6.3
      Stimulus Relevance
    • 6.4
      Stimulus-Evaluation Processes
    • 6.5
      Mental Chronometry
    • 6.6
      Stimulus Meaning
    • 6.7
      Cognitive ERPs in Children
    • 6.8
      Aging and Dementia
    • 6.9
      Psychiatric Conditions
    • 6.10
      Animal Models of ERPs
    • 6.11
      Overview: ERPs and Cognitive Processing
  • 7
    Language and Hemispheric Specialization
    • 7.1
      ERPs Preceding Speech
    • 7.2
      Auditory ERPs to Speech Sounds
    • 7.3
      Phonetic Processing
    • 7.4
      Visual ERPs to Words
    • 7.5
      Probe-Stimulus Technique
    • 7.6
      Linguistic Decision Making
    • 7.7
      Stimulus Meaning
    • 7.8
      Contextual Effects in Language
    • 7.9
      Semantic Mismatch and Semantic Priming
    • 7.10
      Language Disorders
    • 7.11
      Overview: ERPs and Language
  • 8
    Concluding Observations