The Responsive Brain

The Responsive Brain

The Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Event-Related Slow Potentials of the Brain

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: W. Cheyne McCallum, John R. Knott
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281124

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The Responsive Brain covers the proceedings of the Third International Congress on Event-related Slow Potentials of the Brain, held in Bristol, England on August 13-18, 1973. The book focuses on various actions of the brain, including responses to stimuli, language production, and cortical responses. The selection first offers information on the topography of evoked potential amplitude fluctuations; thoughts on measurement of 'the' contingent negative variation (CNV); and implications of cross-modality stimulus permutations for the CNV. The book also touches on the distribution of response to non-signal stimuli; cortical responses evoked by thermal stimuli in man; and pattern discrimination in the spatial distribution of the contingent negative variation. The publication ponders on brain slow potential changes and motor response in a vigilance situation; CNV and post-response negativity with stressful auditory feedback; and CNV-heart rate response under gradual sleep reduction. The text also elaborates on the evaluation of event-related slow potentials in selected groups of psychiatric patients; event-related slow potentials in mental retardates; and electroencephalographic localization of conative aspects of language production in the human brain. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in event-related slow potentials of the brain.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    President's Introduction

    Methodology of Slow Potential Changes

    Opening Remarks

    Topography of Evoked Potential Amplitude Fluctuations

    Further Thoughts on Measurement of 'The' CNV

    Implications of Cross-Modality Stimulus Permutations For the CNV

    Distribution of Response to Non-Signal Stimuli

    Cortical Responses Evoked by Thermal Stimuli in Man

    Pattern Discrimination in the Spatial Distribution of the Contingent Negative Variation

    Slow Potentials and Behavior: Cognitive Aspects (Including CNV-P300 Studies)

    Opening Remarks

    Modality Effects on the Contingent Negative Variation in a Simple Reaction-Time Task

    Brain Slow Potential Changes and Motor Response in a Vigilance Situation

    Further Studies of CNV, Stress and Sex Using Discrimination Paradigms

    CNV and Post-Response Negativity With Stressful Auditory Feedback

    Dependence of the CNV on the Probability of Occurrence of S2

    Contingent Negative Variation in a Verbal Learning Paradigm

    Effects of Amphetamine on CNV and Behavior in Man

    CNV-Heart Rate Response Under Gradual Sleep Reduction

    The 'Form' of the CNV: The Relative Effect of Information in the Ready and Imperative Stimuli

    Slow Potential Correlates of Predictive Behavior During a Complex Learning Task

    Auditory Evoked Potential and Lift/No-Lift Reaction Time in Relation to Uncertainty

    Covariation of the Magnitude of the CNV and P300 As a Function of the Subject's Task

    Scalp Topography of the P3 Wave in Different Auditory Decision Tasks

    Relationship Between CNV, its Resolution and the Evoked Response

    Potential Changes Associated With Motor Action, Reflex Responses and Readiness

    Opening Remarks on Motor Aspects

    Bereitschaftspotential Preceding Voluntary Slow and Rapid Hand Movements

    Eeg Investigation of Hemispheric Asymmetries Preceding Speech: The R-Wave

    Preliminary Observations on the Effects of Response Parameters on Pre-Response Potentials

    Somatosensory Evoked Potentials, Attention and Voluntary Self-Paced 111 Movements

    Brain, Spinal Cord and Autonomic Changes Before, During and After a Planned Motor Action in Man

    Slow Potentials Evoked by Involuntary and Voluntary Movement, Unconditioned and Conditioned Sensory Stimulation

    Some Relationships Between CNV, P300, and Task Demands

    DC Potential Consequences of Induced Muscle Tension: Effects on Contingent Negative Variation

    Post-Warning Signal Positivity in Relation to Development, Rt Performance, and Warning Signal Compounding

    Clinical and Developmental Aspects of Slow Potential Changes

    Opening Remarks

    Psychiatric Studies

    Some Problems and Tentative Solutions to Questions Raised by Slow Potential Changes in Psychiatry

    The CNV and its Relation to Specific Psychiatric Syndromes

    Evaluation of Event-Related Slow Potentials in Selected Groups of Psychiatric Patients

    Event-Related Slow Potentials in Mental Retardates

    Neurological Studies

    CNV in Patients With Frontal-Lobe Lesions and Mental Disturbances

    Stuttering and CNV

    Electroencephalographic Localization of Conative Aspects of Language Production in the Human Brain

    Bereitschaftspotential in Parkinsonian Patients

    Developmental Studies

    Event-Related Slow Potentials in Aphasie, Dyslexic and Normal Children During Pictorial and Letter-Matching

    CNVs in Hyperactive Children: Effects of Chemotherapy

    Intracerebral Recording of Slow Potential Changes in Man and Animals

    Animal Studies

    Opening Remarks

    Slow Potential Changes in the Monkey's Brain During Reaction Time Foreperiod

    DC Shifts, EEG Waves and Neuronal Membrane Potentials in the Cat Cerebral Cortex During Seizure Activity

    Human Studies

    Opening Remarks

    Electrocorticographic Studies of the Contingent Negative Variation and 4p300' in Man

    Distribution of CNV and Other Slow Potential Changes in Human Brainstem Structures

    An Experimental Approach to Brain Slow Potentials

    Methodological Issues and the Use of Telemetry

    CNV-Bereitschaftspotential Relationships

    Slow Potentials and Psychiatry

    CNV-P300 Relationships

    Appendix—CNV-P300 Relationships: A Correspondence

    Current Trends in Slow Potential Research

    A Critical Appraisal and Concluding Remarks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281124

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W. Cheyne McCallum

John R. Knott

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