Robert F. Hink

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Auditory evoked potentials were recorded from the vertex of subjects who listened selectively to a series of tone pips in one ear and ignored concurrent tone pips in the other ear. The negative component of the evoked potential peaking at 80 to 110 milliseconds was substantially larger for the attended tones. This negative component indexed a stimulus set(More)
The cerebral potentials associated with voluntary, self-paced rapid flexions of (1) right fingers, (2) left fingers, (3) right toes, and (4) left toes were compared in the same experiment using 32 right- and left-handed subjects. The Bereitschaftspotential (BP) or readiness potential was, in the first half of the foreperiod, bilaterally symmetrical for both(More)
We measured digit span (DS) in two experiments that used computerized presentation of randomized auditory digits with performance-adapted list length adjustment. A new mean span (MS) metric of DS was developed that showed reduced variance, improved test-retest reliability, and higher correlations with the results of other neuropsychological test results(More)
The origin of the scalp-recorded auditory evoked potential, Pa, was examined in cats anesthetized with chloralose-urethane and immobilized with gallamine triethiodide. This potential is a prominent positive wave which peaks approximately 12--15 msec following click stimuli. Mapping revealed that Pa is distributed on the scalp in the region overlying(More)
The view that the effects of stimulus rise time are qualitatively different for early brain stem components, middle latency components and late vertex components of the auditory-evoked responses was reexamined. The amplitudes and latencies of the brain stem response (Jewett's wave V), middle latency components Na and Pa, and vertex potentials P1, N1 and P2,(More)
N1 and P3 components of the human event-related potential were recorded from subjects performing a syllable discrimination task which required selective attention to one ear at a time. The N1 component was enhanced to all stimuli in the attended ear; while the P3 component was enhanced only to the "target" stimulus in that ear. The results are discussed in(More)
Frequency-following responses to 500-Hz tone bursts presented to the left ear and 540-Hz tone bursts presented to the right ear were recorded from human subjects. Recordings were made both under monaural and binaural conditions. The responses summed over monaural conditions (for left and right ear stimulation) were larger than the responses obtained in the(More)
The cochlear initiation of the frequency-following response (FFR) to 500-Hz tone bursts was assessed in 6 normal-hearing subjects by measuring FFR amplitude as a function of the low-frequency cutoff of high-pass masking noise (3 550, 1 800, 900, and 450 Hz). The major fall off of FFR amplitude occurred when the masking noise began to mask the apical portion(More)
The cochlear initiation of the frequency-following response (FFR) was assessed by comparing the FFR thresholds to the pure-tone thresholds in four groups of patients suffering from different forms of sensorineural hearing loss. The groups consisted of patients suffering from (1) pure high-frequency hearing losses; (2) high-frequency hearing losses mixed(More)