The Event Related Brain Potential as an Index of Information Processing and Cognitive Activity. A Program of Basic Research.
Annual progress rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 86,
ILLINOIS UNIV CHAMPAIGN COGNITIVE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY LAB
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We review a program of research designed to understand the event related potential ERP so that is can be used as a tool in the study of human information processing and in the assessment of man machine systems. During the present contract year, we have focussed on a the use of measures of the P300 and motor potentials in the chronometric analysis of human information processing, b the use of P300 in the study of memory, c the use of various ERP components in the study of the structure of human cognitive resources as a function of task difficulty, priority, and automaticity, and d the use of ERP components in lie detection and mental prosthesis. Keywords Event-related brain potential ERP, P300, Motor potentials, Mental chronometry, Information processing, Memory, Resource theory, Workload, Automaticity, Lie detection, Mental prosthesis.