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1. Previous research has demonstrated that the amplitude of the P3 component of the event-related electroencephalographic potential (ERP) is influenced by the presence/absence of a family history of alcoholism (FHA). The present study extended this line of research by examining the P3 effects of both FHA and antisocial personality disorder (ASP) in a 2 x 2(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported changes in the spontaneous electroencephalogram of women across the menstrual cycle (MC), raising questions on whether sensory or cognitive evoked potentials would change with MC as well. Some of these studies have found changes synchronized with MC in visual event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and brain stem(More)
Healthy men, aged 21-28, were divided into two groups according to the DSM-III diagnosis of alcoholism in their biological fathers. Evoked potentials from each subject were measured according to a visual odd-ball paradigm designed to elicit large responses in the midline parietal, Pz, lead. Subjects with alcoholic fathers produced significantly smaller(More)
Visual event-related potentials (ERPs) were obtained in two groups of young adult male subjects: One group (N = 24) considered to be at high risk for alcoholism due to paternal alcoholism and the second group (N = 26) with no family history of alcoholism. Results presented here were obtained during a baseline (no drug) condition. The ERP tasks both were(More)
The P3 component of a visual event related potential (ERP) was studied for five consecutive weeks in six women with normal menstrual cycles. Serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2) and progesterone were studied during the same period. Increases in P3 amplitude, although nonsignificant, were noted in the week preceding onset of(More)
In seeking an electrophysiologic discriminator of migraine, we applied computer technology to power spectral analysis of the EEG with photic stimulation. In 11 normal volunteers and 11 migraineurs (both classic and common) we were able to classify all migraineurs and misclassified only one normal based on the spectral analysis. The discriminator contained 5(More)
The hypothesis that one of the effects of neuroleptic medication is the induction of a reducing response in the average evoked response (AER) was explored in rats. Periodic AER recordings were made in rats receiving either haloperidol or chlorpromazine, and following the drugs discontinuance. When compared to a group of rats which received no drugs, the(More)
Recent findings from the application of electrophysiologic measurement techniques to research in alcoholism are reviewed. Computerized electroencephalography has detected subtle but significant differences in the information processing abilities of alcohol research subjects compared to control subjects. The differences may reflect the effects of a paternal(More)