Stimulus novelty differentially affects attentional allocation in PTSD.

@article{Kimble2000StimulusND,
  title={Stimulus novelty differentially affects attentional allocation in PTSD.},
  author={Matthew O. Kimble and Danny G Kaloupek and M. T. Kaufman and Patricia J. Deldin},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={880-90}
}
BACKGROUND This study investigated attentional allocation in 39 Vietnam combat veterans, 25 with and 14 without posttraumatic stress disorder, assessing P300 amplitudes and latencies during both three-tone and novelty "oddball" tasks. METHODS The three-tone oddball task consisted of three stimuli: frequent tones (85%), rare target tones (7.5%), and rare distractor tones (7.5%). The novelty oddball task was identical to the three-tone task except that the rare distractor tones were replaced… CONTINUE READING