Bioelectric Recording Techniques

Bioelectric Recording Techniques

Electroencephalography and Human Brain Potentials

1st Edition - January 28, 1974

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  • Editors: Richard F. Thompson, Michael M. Patterson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265445

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Bioelectric Recording Techniques Part B: Electroencephalography and Human Brain Potentials is part of the multivolume series Methods in Physiological Psychology. The series begins with the treatment of bioelectric recording techniques in three volumes (Parts A, B, and C). Part B deals with electroencephalography (EEG) and peripheral recording of brain events in man. The book is organized into three parts. The first part deals with EEG recording in animals and man, beginning with a historical review of EEG recording and a comprehensive discussion of modern techniques and experimental problems in recording brain potentials. Also covered are techniques of human EEG recording and abnormal brain activity. The second part deals with evoked human brain potentials. These include a comprehensive discussion of procedures for stimulation and recording of human averaged evoked potentials; methods of analysis of EEG and evoked activity; and the influence of psychological variables and processes on the human averaged evoked scalp potential. The third part treats the contingent negative variation (CNV). This scalp recorded response has occasioned much recent interest, in part because it appears to correlate with ""psychological"" processes.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    General Preface

    Preface to Part A

    Contents of Parts A and C


    Chapter 1 The Electroencephalogram: Autonomous Electrical Activity in Man and Animals

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Background

    III. The Electroencephalogram during the 1930s

    IV. The Nature and Origin of the Electroencephalogram

    V. Recording of the EEG


    Chapter 2 The Electroencephalogram: Human Recordings

    I. Sleep

    II. Pathological Slow Activity

    III. Pathological Fast Waves

    IV. Technique

    V. Experimental Uses of EEG


    Evoked Potentials in Man

    Chapter 3 Human Average Evoked Potentials: Procedures for Stimulating and Recording

    I. Introduction

    II. Electrodes

    III. Electrode Application and Maintenance

    IV. Electrode Placement

    V. Amplification

    VI. Stimulation

    VII. Recording Systems, Artifacts, and Interference



    Chapter 4 The Analysis of Scalp-Recorded Brain Potentials

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurement and Statistical Analysis of Scalp-Recorded Potentials

    III. Analysis of the Sources of Scalp-Recorded Potentials

    IV. Synthesis and Prospectus


    Chapter 5 Computer Use in Bioelectric Data Collection and Analysis

    I. Introduction

    II. Data Collection

    III. Data Conditioning

    IV. Experimental Systems


    Contingent Negative Variation

    Chapter 6 The Contingent Negative Variations

    I. Introduction: The Case for Broadening Our Definitions

    II. Response-Related Potentials

    III. Psychological Significance of the Contingent Negative Variations: A Brief Editorial


    Chapter 7 Cerebral Psychophysiology: The Contingent Negative Variation

    I. Introduction

    II. Discovery and Significance of the CNV

    III. Technology and Methodology

    IV. Parameters of the CNV

    V. Physiological Significance of the CNV

    VI. Psychological Factors in the CNV

    VII. Relationship to Possible Artifact

    VIII. Clinical Applications

    IV. Summary


    Chapter 8 Methodological Issues in CNV Research

    I. Recording Techniques

    II. Slow Potential Artifacts in CNV Recordings

    III. Correlations of CNV with Behavior

    IV. The CNV in Evoked Potential Research


    Bibliography Methods and Techniques

    Human EEG Recording Techniques

    Human Evoked Potentials and Slow Potentials

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 28, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265445

About the Editors

Richard F. Thompson

Michael M. Patterson

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