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The brain acts as an integrated information processing system, which methods in cognitive neuroscience have so far depicted in a fragmented fashion. Here, we propose a simple and robust way to integrate functional MRI (fMRI) with single trial event-related potentials (ERP) to provide a more complete spatiotemporal characterization of evoked responses in the(More)
Humans engaged in monotonous tasks are susceptible to occasional errors that may lead to serious consequences, but little is known about brain activity patterns preceding errors. Using functional MRI and applying independent component analysis followed by deconvolution of hemodynamic responses, we studied error preceding brain activity on a trial-by-trial(More)
Dichotic listening means that two different stimuli are presented at the same time, one in each ear. This technique is frequently used in experimental and clinical studies as a measure of hemispheric specialization. The primary aim of the present study was to record regional changes in the distribution of cerebral blood flow (CBF) with the 15O-PET technique(More)
Following the theoretical framework of coordinate and categorical principals for visuo-spatial processing, originally formulated by [Kosslyn, S. M. (1987). Seeing and imagining in the cerebral hemispheres: AQ computational approach. Psychological Review, 94, 148-175], we present data from an fMRI study on mental rotation, using the classic [Shepard, R. N.,(More)
The present study was concerned with the effects of directional attention on the right-ear-advantage (REA) in dichotic listening. It was suggested that if selective attention contributes to the REA during a non-forced, free recall condition, then comparing the unattended left and right ear scores when attention is forced to the right and the left ear,(More)
In this work we introduce a new algorithm to correct the imaging artefacts in the EEG signal measured during fMRI acquisition. The correction techniques proposed so far cannot optimally represent transitions, i.e. when abrupt changes of the artefact properties due to head movements occur. The algorithm developed here takes the head movement parameters from(More)
Structural and functional asymmetry in the human brain and nervous system is reviewed in a historical perspective, focusing on the pioneering work of Broca, Wernicke, Sperry, and Geschwind. Structural and functional asymmetry is exemplified from work done in our laboratory on auditory laterality using an empirical procedure called dichotic listening. This(More)
CONTEXT Limbic structures are implicated in the genesis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the presence of mood and cognitive disturbances in affected individuals and by elevated rates of mood disorders in family members of probands with ADHD. OBJECTIVE To study the morphology of the hippocampus and amygdala in children with ADHD. (More)
The main purpose of the present study was to: 1) to investigate differences between males and females in brain activation when performing a mental rotation task, 2) investigate hemisphere differences in brain activation during mental rotation. Brain activation was measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Image acquisition was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE Auditory hallucinations are a serious problem for a large subgroup of psychotic patients who do not respond optimally to neuroleptic medication. It has been hypothesized that hearing imaginary voices involves the same physiological processes as those involved in hearing real voices, but this hypothesis has not been conclusively confirmed. METHOD(More)