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Detailed procedures are described for the study of somatosensory event-related potentials (ERPs) to electric stimulation of fingers. Control responses to homogeneous (100%) series of identical stimuli (thus eliminating input mismatch) while the subject reads a novel (thus providing a distinct attention-capturing activity and maintaining vigilance level) are(More)
1. Single motor units were recorded with highly selective electrodes from intact tibialis anterior muscle in the adult man. A detailed parametric analysis was made of the discharge patterns during voluntary isometric contractions of different peak forces carried out at various rates of force development. 2. During the smooth tracking of a ramp force, the(More)
1. Cerebral potentials evoked by random sequences of electrical stimuli to four fingers were recorded in intact man performing selective attention tasks. Eye movements and other artifacts were excluded from the averaged traces. Different finger stimuli were designated as targets to be mentally counted in alternate runs of each experiment. The high mean(More)
Prerolandic and parietal SEPs to electrical stimulation of fingers or median nerve were studied with non-cephalic reference in 40 normal young adults and in 35 healthy octogenarians. Limb temperatures were 36-37 degrees C. Intersubject variations of SEP components were analysed. A new widespread component N18 was identified and shown to be generated below(More)
In brain topographic mapping, the putative location and orientation in the head space of neural generators are currently inferred from the features of negative and positive scalp potential fields. This procedure requires the use of a fairly neutral reference. The frequently advocated average reference creates problems because its effect is not merely to(More)
Bit-mapped color imaging of scalp potential fields evoked by sensory stimulation in humans disclosed significant features not identified by mere inspection of multichannel traces. Methodological problems are considered in detail for early cortical SEPs which include several components with sharp rise times occurring at spatially distinct scalp locations. A(More)