Documenta Ophthalmologica

, Volume 114, Issue 2, pp 83–105

A primer on motion visual evoked potentials

Review Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10633-006-9043-8

Cite this article as:
Heinrich, S.P. Doc Ophthalmol (2007) 114: 83. doi:10.1007/s10633-006-9043-8


Motion visual evoked potentials (motion VEPs) have been used since the late 1960s to investigate the properties of human visual motion processing, and continue to be a popular tool with a possible future in clinical diagnosis. This review first provides a synopsis of the characteristics of motion VEPs and then summarizes important methodological aspects. A subsequent overview illustrates how motion VEPs have been applied to study basic functions of human motion processing and shows perspectives for their use as a diagnostic tool.


Visual evoked potentialElectrophysiologyMagnetoencephalographyMotion perceptionClinical diagnosisArea MT

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sektion Funktionelle SehforschungUniversitäts-AugenklinikFreiburgGermany