This research was supported by a grant from the National Migraine Foundation. We thank JanetPopovics and Gene Jennet for technical assistance and Dr. Maung Aung for providing researchfacilities.
Pattern-Shift Visual Evoked Responses and EEG in Migraine
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 26, Issue 9, pages 451–456, October 1986
How to Cite
Polich, J., Ehlers, C. L. and Dalessio, D. J. (1986), Pattern-Shift Visual Evoked Responses and EEG in Migraine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 26: 451–456. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1986.hed2609451.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication: 23 June, 1986.
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Visual evoked responses (VERs) and spectral analysis of background EEG were obtained from 20migraine patients and their age-matched controls. Full- and half-field reversing checkerboardstimulus presentations elicited no substantial differences between the subject groups for any of themajor component (N75, P100, N145) latencies or amplitudes. No VER differences were found forpatient subcategories based on side of headache, symptom history, or age. However, migrainepatients demonstrated slight but significantly higher mean frequency in their background EEG in the4–8 Hz frequencies in leads C 3 -P 3 and C 4 -P 4 , and a lower mean frequency in the 8–12 Hz band inleads F 3 -C 3 and F 4 -C 3 relative to controls. The results are discussed and compared to previousstudies of visual evoked potentials and EEG in migraine patients.