Evoked Potential Manual

A Practical Guide to Clinical Applications

  • E. Colon
  • S. Visser
  • J. de Weerd
  • A. Zonneveldt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. J. P. C. de Weerd
    Pages 1-9
  3. A. Zonneveldt, J. L. Blom, J. J. Rotteveel
    Pages 75-161
  4. S. L. Visser, G. H. M. van Lith, J. M. Thijssen
    Pages 163-244
  5. E. J. Colon, F. E. Posthumus Meijjes
    Pages 245-317
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-323

About this book


J.P.C. de Weerd Evoked potentials are the electrical voltage fluctuations which can be recorded from parts of the nervous system in response to stimulation of sensory modalities. One may distinguish between evoked potentials from the peripheral and the central nervous system. For the latter type a further subdivision can be made into spinal, brainstem, and cortical evoked potentials, according to the (assumed) structures from which the responses derive. Another possible subdivision can be made with respect to the specific sensory ffiodality which is stimulated. Accordingly, one has auditory, somatosensory, visual, gustatory and olfactory evoked potentials. At the present time, the former three types of evoked potentials are the ones that are commonly measured in diagnostic procedures. Yhe corresponding sensory systems are relatively easy to stimulate, for example by means of an acoustic click, abrief electrical shock or a reversing light pattern. In contrast, stimulation of the olfactory and gustatory systems has proven to be technically and physiologically difficult and research in these areas is still in an early stage.


brainstem central nervous system clinical application nervous system visual evoked potential (VEP)

Authors and affiliations

  • E. Colon
    • 1
  • S. Visser
    • 2
  • J. de Weerd
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Zonneveldt
    • 4
  1. 1.St. Radboud HospitalUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Free University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  4. 4.St. Lucas HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1501-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1499-0
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