Event-related potentials

Book Definition:

Brain waves shown on the EEG in response to stimulation.

In Your Own Words


  • Ways to show which parts of the brain are in use during different cognitive processes.

Examples/Functions


  • Getting an MRI or EEG while being exposed to funny jokes would show the event related potentials of humor. The event being the jokes, the potentials being what the MRI or EEG shows that your brain is doing at that time.
  • The EEG from the book of dreaming is the event related potential of dreaming.

Additional Resources


  1. http://brainlang.georgetown.edu/erplab.htm
  2. http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHD/faculty/Fox/publications/24.pdf

Research