The Evoked Response as a Measure of Cerebral Dysfunction

  • R. E. Dustman
  • E. W. Snyder
  • D. A. Callner
  • E. C. Beck
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 2)


It has been scarcely a generation since Dawson (1947,1954) described and developed the technique for summing and averaging the brain’s electrical response to repeated stimuli. Since then, there has been an avalanche of research including many aspects of behavior in species ranging from worms to man. What was first thought to be a fairly simple response has cone to be seen as a complex pattern of as many as 15 identifiable wave components or reproducible patterns of polarity, amplitude and duration that lasts for hundreds of milliseconds. Recently great strides have been made in understanding the neurogenesis of these components, thereby strengthening both the clinical and research applications of the technique.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Brain Death Cerebral Dysfunction Evoke Response Occipital Scalp 


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  • R. E. Dustman
    • 1
  • E. W. Snyder
    • 1
  • D. A. Callner
    • 1
  • E. C. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Hospital and University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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