EEG and slow cortical potentials in anticipation of mental tasks with different hemispheric involvement

  title={EEG and slow cortical potentials in anticipation of mental tasks with different hemispheric involvement},
  author={N. Birbaumer and T. Elbert and W. Lutzenberger and B. Rockstroh and J. Schward},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  • N. Birbaumer, T. Elbert, +2 authors J. Schward
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychology
  • Mental arithmetic is supposed to be processed by the left hemisphere, while pattern matching has been considered to be processed by the right hemisphere. These different mental tasks were presented to 16 right-handed male subjects. As a variable task difficulty was varied for the two task categories. The task presentations were preceded by 6 sec warning stimuli which indicated the level of difficulty of the task. EEG and slow cortical potentials (SCPs) were recorded from temporal and precentral… CONTINUE READING
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