The Event-Related Brain Potential as an Index of Information Processing and Cognitive Activity: A Program of Basic Research.
Annual progress rept. 1 Jan 85-31 Dec 85,
ILLINOIS UNIV CHAMPAIGN COGNITIVE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY LAB
Pagination or Media Count:
We review a program of research designed to understand the event-related brain potential ERP so that it can be used as a tool in the study of cognitive function and in the assessment of man-machine systems. We have conducted a series of studies on the functional significance of ERPs and have demonstrated the P300 component is related to memory processes. We have used measures of the same component to evaluate workload, to time mental processes, to study reciprocity of processing resources, and to extend theories of human information processing. We have also made technical advances in the analysis of the distribution of electrical potentials across the scalp.