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A strong correspondence has been repeatedly observed between actually performed and mentally imagined object rotation. This suggests an overlap in the brain regions involved in these processes. Functional neuroimaging studies have consistently revealed parietal and occipital cortex activity during dynamic visuospatial imagery. However, results concerning(More)
Whether essential processing of spatial information is lateralized asymmetrically in the human cortex is still a matter of debate. In this study, items of an Item Response Theory calibrated test for spatial ability were used to ensure stimulus homogeneity and validity. Subjects were preselected as extreme groups of good and poor spatializers. Mapping of(More)
As is known from psychometrics, restriction of task processing time by the instruction to respond as quickly and accurately as possible leads to task-unspecific cognitive processing. Since this task processing mode is used in most functional neuroimaging studies of human cognition, this may evoke cortical activity that is functionally not essential for the(More)
Accurate co-registration of MRI and EEG data is indispensable for the correct interpretation of EEG maps or source localizations in relation to brain anatomy derived from MRI. In this study, a method for the co-registration of EEG and MRI data is presented. The method consists of an iterative matching of EEG-electrode based reconstructions of the scalp(More)
This study investigated cortical steady potential changes in 18 subjects while processing a series of solvable arithmetic items (induction of control) that became unsolvable (withdrawal of control). Two different phases of induction and withdrawal of control (early and late) were dealt with separately in the analyses. The DC EEG was recorded from 20(More)
Recent positron emission tomography (PET) and electroencephalographic (EEG) studies suggest that higher ability in a cognitive task is associated with a more efficient neuronal processing of this task. However, the validity and generalizability of these studies is limited for several reasons. We investigated 20 male and 18 female human subjects with good(More)
Event-related brain potentials (ERPs), such as Nd and P300, change as a function of the proportion of time if a rare, significant, stimulus occurs. This 'oddball' paradigm has had a significant influence on the interpretation of ERPs in terms of the psychological and information-processing functions they reflect. Interpretations of transient components have(More)
Direct current auditory evoked potentials (DC-AEPs) are a sensitive indicator of depth of anesthesia in animals. However, they have never been investigated in humans. To assess the potential usefulness of DC-AEPs as an indicator of anesthesia in humans, we performed an explorative study in which DC-AEPs were recorded during propofol and methohexital(More)
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a frequent symptom of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). EDS is a high-risk factor for accidents at work and on the road. Thirty untreated patients with different levels of severity of OSA were studied concerning night sleep and EDS. The criterion for severity was the respiratory disturbance index (RDI): 15(More)