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The influence of exercise intensity on information processing in the central nervous system was investigated using P300 and no-go P300 event-related potentials. Twelve subjects (22-33 years) performed a go/no-go reaction time task in a control condition, and again after high-, medium-, and low-intensity pedaling exercises. Compared to the control condition,(More)
We recorded cortical activities in response to the onset and offset of a pure tone of long duration (LONG) and a train of brief pulses of a pure tone with an interstimulus interval of 50 ms (ISI-50 ms) or 100 ms (ISI-100 ms) by use of magnetoencephalograms in 11 healthy volunteers to clarify temporal and spatial profiles of the auditory on- and off-cortical(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of exercise intensity on arousal level. METHODS Twelve subjects (22-33 years) performed a S1-S2 reaction time task consisting of warning stimulus (S1) and imperative stimulus (S2) in a control condition, and again after low, medium, and high intensity pedaling exercises. During(More)
We investigated the effect of deviant stimulus probability on the somatosensory magnetic mismatch negativity (MMNm) using an electrical two-point stimulation. First, we determined the discrimination threshold (DT) of the two-point distance. We applied standard stimuli at a distance that subjects felt as one point and deviant stimuli at a distance that(More)
The neural mechanisms underlying unimodal spatial attention have long been studied, but the cortical processes underlying cross-modal links remain a matter of debate. To reveal the cortical processes underlying the cross-modal links between vision and touch in spatial attention, we recorded magnetoencephalographic (MEG) responses to electrocutaneous stimuli(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish an objective two-point discrimination test using magnetoencephalography (MEG). METHODS First, we determined the discrimination threshold (DT) of the two-points. In the first experiment, we applied 0.9DT as standard stimuli, and 0.8DT, 1.1DT and 2DT as deviant stimuli in Conditions 1, 2 and 3, respectively. In the second experiment,(More)
The present study investigated the characteristics of the middle-latency negative potential of event-related potentials (ERPs) using somatosensory go/nogo tasks. We manipulated interstimulus interval (ISI) in Experiment 1 and stimulus probability in Experiment 2 and analyzed the subtracted difference waveform resulting from subtraction of the ERP evoked by(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the changes in the somatosensory P100 and N140 during passive (reading) versus active tasks (counting, button pressing) and oddball (target=20%, standard=80%) versus deviant alone conditions (standards were omitted). METHODS Nine healthy subjects performed the 3 tasks (reading, counting and button pressing) under two conditions.(More)
The quick detection of dynamic changes in multisensory environments is essential to survive dangerous events and orient attention to informative events. Previous studies have identified multimodal cortical areas activated by changes of visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli. In the present study, we used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to examine time-varying(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the long-latency activities common to all sensory modalities, electroencephalographic responses to auditory (1000 Hz pure tone), tactile (electrical stimulation to the index finger), visual (simple figure of a star), and noxious (intra-epidermal electrical stimulation to the dorsum of the hand) stimuli were recorded from 27 scalp(More)