Neural origins of the P300.

  title={Neural origins of the P300.},
  author={Maryam Sadat Soltani and Robert T. Knight},
  journal={Critical reviews in neurobiology},
  volume={14 3-4},
A review of the literature investigating the neural origins of detection behavior in humans reveals two event-related potential components, P3a and P3b, each with a distinct neural organization and cognitive function.The P3a is involved in automatic novelty detection and characterized by a more anterior cortical distribution, whereas the P3b is concerned with volitional target detection and has a more posterior cortical distribution. Intracranial investigation, studies with patients with focal… CONTINUE READING
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