Learn More
The contingent negative variation (CNV) amplitudes of 16 subjects with migraine without aura were studied during pain-free intervals and during attacks and the results were compared with those of 22 healthy subjects. In 32 trials the CNV amplitudes were calculated for (a) "total interval", (b) "early CNV component", (c) "late CNV component", and (d)(More)
Reliability parameters of a test indicate the stability (and quality) of the test itself. Reliability coefficients greater than 0.70 suggest an attribute as being sufficiently stable over time to be characterized as a trait. Reliability parameters of contingent negative variation (CNV) amplitudes in 27 healthy individuals were determined using a test-retest(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the habituation kinetics of contingent negative variation (CNV) between 12 migraineurs without aura and matched healthy controls. CNV was studied with a 3 sec interval between the warning stimulus (WS) and the imperative stimulus (IS). The data from (a) the total interval (WS-IS), (b) early component, and (c) late(More)
Sleep recordings were performed in eight patients to analyse sleep alterations preceding migraine attacks. Polysomnographic recordings from nights before an attack were compared with nights without following migraine. We analysed standard sleep parameters and electroencephalogram (EEG) power spectra. The main findings preceding migraine attacks were a(More)
The present study used recordings of visual potentials evoked by pattern reversal (VEPs) to investigate the central effects of three drugs used in migraine prophylaxis: the calcium channel blocker nifedipine, the beta-1-selective blocker metoprolol, and the nonselective beta adrenoreceptor blocker propranolol. The study involved 58 patients with common or(More)
Migraine patients are characterized by increased amplitudes of slow cortical potentials (SCPs), representing pronounced excitability of cortical networks. The present study investigated the efficiency of biofeedback training of SCPs in young migraineurs. Ten children suffering from migraine without aura participated in 10 feedback sessions. They were(More)
Nine healthy children took part in five sessions of feedback and instrumental conditioning of slow cortical potentials (SCPs). The feedback conditions (the relation between the feedback signal and amplitude of SCP) were inverted after two sessions. Neither the children nor the therapists were aware of this change. The adjustment of the children to the new(More)
The particular mechanisms of migraine anticipation by different precipitating agents are still unknown. The contingent negative variation (CNV) was recorded in the premenstrual and ovulation phases of the cycle in both rest and stress conditions in 17 migraine and 15 healthy women. In migraineurs a significant increase of amplitude of the initial CNV(More)
The acoustically evoked cortical potentials of 20 migraine patients were investigated using a combined conditioning-testing and oddball paradigm. The short- and long-term habituation results of the P50 and P300 waves were compared with 16 healthy subjects. Migraineurs were characterized by a sensory gating deficit of the P50 wave (reduced short-term(More)
Amplitudes of contingent negative variation (CNV) as a slow cortical potential in migraine patients were recorded before and after migraine attacks. The level of CNV amplitudes, especially of the early component, showed a trend in rise of negativity 1 day before the attack, whereas amplitudes were normal for 2-3 days following an attack. In most cases the(More)