Richard B. Silberstein

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Several methodological issues which impact experimental design and physiological interpretations in EEG coherence studies are considered, including reference electrode and volume conduction contributions to erroneous coherence estimates. A new measure, 'reduced coherency', is introduced as the difference between measured coherency and the coherency expected(More)
A theoretical framework supporting experimental measures of dynamic properties of human EEG is proposed with emphasis on distinct alpha rhythms. Robust relationships between measured dynamics and cognitive or behavioral conditions are reviewed, and proposed physiological bases for EEG at cellular levels are considered. Classical EEG data are interpreted in(More)
Two different methods to improve the spatial resolution of EEG are discussed: the surface Laplacian (e.g., current source density) and cortical imaging (e.g., spatial deconvolution). The former methods tend to be independent of head volume conductor model, whereas the latter methods are more model-dependent. Computer simulation of scalp potentials due to(More)
The spatial statistics of scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) are usually presented as coherence in individual frequency bands. These coherences result both from correlations among neocortical sources and volume conduction through the tissues of the head. The scalp EEG is spatially low-pass filtered by the poorly conducting skull, introducing artificial(More)
OBJECTIVE A concentric spheres model was used in an earlier paper to estimate the effects of volume conduction, reference electrode and spatial filtering on different EEG coherence measures. EEG data are used here to verify theoretical predictions. METHODS Three EEG data sets were: (1) 64 channel, recorded during 7 alternating periods of resting and(More)
OBJECTIVE The amplitude and phase of the steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) is sensitive to cognition and attention but the underlying mechanism is not well understood. This study examines stimulus evoked changes in the SSVEP phase topography and the putative role of travelling waves. METHODS Eighteen subjects viewed a central-field checkerboard(More)
The Emotional Stroop (ES) task (I. H. Gotlib & C. D. McCann, 1984) has been proposed as an experimental measure to assess the processing of emotion or the bias in attention of emotion-laden information. However, study results have not been consistent. To further examine its reliability for empirical research, the authors of this study administered the ES(More)
A two-scale theoretical description outlines relationships between brain current sources and the resulting extracranial electric field, recorded as EEG. Finding unknown sources of EEG, the so-called "inverse problem", is discussed in general terms, with emphasis on the fundamental non-uniqueness of inverse solutions. Hemodynamic signatures, measured with(More)
This paper describes data which demonstrate a correlation between the magnitude of the Steady-State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) and visual vigilance. The SSVEP was recorded from 64 scalp sites and elicited by a 13Hz uniform visual flicker presented continuously while subjects undertook a visual vigilance task. Fifteen right-handed males were required(More)
Military operations in tropical environments have imposed a significant challenge to the Australian Defence Forces (ADF). The hot and humid conditions are known to cause debilitating effects on soldiers deployed to northern regions of Australia, with the consequence that the effectiveness and efficiency of operations are severely compromised. While the(More)