Wolfgang Skrandies

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A method is proposed to determine components of evoked scalp potentials, in terms of times of occurrence (latency) and location on the scalp (topography). The scalp field distributions were evoked by checkerboard reversal and were recorded simultaneously in 47 channels. Component latencies are defined as times of maximal values of the electrical power of(More)
  • W Skrandies
  • Brain research. Cognitive brain research
  • 1998
According to the 'semantic differential technique' the affective meaning of words can be quantified in statistically defined, independent dimensions where every word is uniquely located on the three dimensions evaluation ('good-bad'), potency ('strong-weak'), and activity ('active-passive'). Two experiments were performed on a total of 52 adults: first, 162(More)
Steps in brain information processing are reflected on the scalp as changes of the electric potential which is evoked by the stimulus. However, for a given recording point on the scalp, there is no absolute amplitude or phase information of the electric brain potential. This means that the shape of an evoked potential waveform which is recorded from a given(More)
A group of 24 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with normal fundi and normal visual acuities was examined electrophysiologically. Checkerboard reversal VEPs and ERGs (P-ERGs) at various contrast levels as well as photopic and scotopic luminance ERGs were recorded and compared with an age-matched group of controls. Earlier reported latency increases of(More)
Although the emotional expression of faces is believed to be accessed rapidly, previous ERP studies hardly found correlates of these processes. Here, we report findings from a study that investigated dichoptic binocular interaction using emotional face stimuli. Thirty-one subjects were briefly presented with schematic normal and scrambled faces (of neutral,(More)
The use of coherence is a well-established standard approach for the analysis of biomedical signals. Being entirely based on frequency analysis, i.e., on spectral properties of the signal, it is not possible to obtain any information about the temporal structure of coherence which is useful in the study of brain dynamics, for example. Extending the concept(More)
The affective meaning of words can be quantified statistically by the 'semantic differential technique'. We studied a total of 55 Chinese adults in two experiments: first, 210 nouns were rated by 32 subjects. Factor analysis on these data yielded three independent semantic dimensions. Semantically unique words were used in electrophysiological experiments(More)
We studied visual information processing using two different tasks in a group of 10 female and 10 male healthy, right-handed adults. Subjects solved arithmetic tasks shown sequentially on a computer monitor, and they also compared words presented as anagrams. The experimental design allowed us to compare the effects of reading or actively processing a given(More)
Multichannel recordings are commonly presented as topographic maps series displaying the change of the potential distribution over time. When reviewing a sequence of potential maps it becomes obvious that there are epochs with only little activity (few field lines; small extrema values) while at other times the fields display high peaks and deep troughs(More)
Scalp potential fields in human subjects were evoked by checkerboard reversals to the upper and lower hermiretinae, using 1.6 and 3.2 reversals/s. Averaged fields were sampled along a saggital midline row of electrodes (field profiles) in 20 subjects, and from a 47 electrode array (field maps) in five subjects. In five subjects, profile peaks and troughs(More)