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Electrophysiological correlates of change detection and change blindness were studied in 12 observers. The ERP difference between detected changes and undetected changes was considered an electrophysiological correlate of visual awareness. Two distinct electrophysiological responses correlated with the awareness of change. First, awareness was associated(More)
The present study examined possible influences of a 902 MHz electromagnetic field emitted by cellular telephones on cognitive functioning in 48 healthy humans. A battery of 12 reaction time tasks was performed twice by each participant in a counterbalanced order: once with and once without the exposure to the field. The results showed that the exposure to(More)
Electrophysiological recordings during visual tasks can shed light on the temporal dynamics of the subjective experience of seeing, visual awareness. This paper reviews studies on electrophysiological correlates of visual awareness operationalized as the difference between event-related potentials (ERPs) in response to stimuli that enter awareness and(More)
The influence of pulsed radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields of digital GSM mobile phones on working memory in healthy subjects were studied. Memory load was varied from 0 to 3 items in an n-back task. Each subject was tested twice within a single session, with and without the RF exposure (902MHz, 217Hz). The RF field speeded up response times when(More)
A "late" period of activity in striate cortex (V1) in response to extrastriate feedback has been proposed to act as a marker of visual awareness. It is not clear, however, whether such recurrent activity is associated exclusively with aware perception or whether it is necessary also for unaware visual processing. We investigated the role of the "late" V1(More)
Automatic and postlexical semantic processing in the cerebral hemispheres was studied by presenting categorically related but nonassociated word pairs (e.g., TABLE-BED) to the left visual field (LVF) or to the right visual field (RVF) in semantic priming experiments. Experiment 1 examined automatic priming across stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs) of 165(More)
Observers often fail to detect the appearance of an unexpected visual object ("inattentional blindness"). Experiment 1 studied the effects of fixation position and spatial attention on inattentional blindness. Eye movements were measured. We found strong inattentional blindness to the unexpected stimulus even when it was fixated and appeared in one of the(More)
Attention and awareness are closely related, but the nature of their relationship is unclear. The present study explores the timing and temporal evolution of their interaction with event-related potentials. The participants attended to specific conjunctions of spatial frequency and orientation in masked (unaware) and unmasked (aware) visual stimuli. A(More)
The effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by cellular phones on the ERD/ERS of the 4-6 Hz, 6-8 Hz, 8-10 Hz and 10-12 Hz EEG frequency bands were studied in 16 normal subjects performing an auditory memory task. All subjects performed the memory task both with and without exposure to a digital 902 MHz EMF in counterbalanced order. The exposure to(More)