Event Related Potential Assessment of Sensory and Cognitive Deficits in the Mentally Retarded

  • N. K. Squires
  • G. C. Galbraith
  • C. J. Aine
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)


The application of event related potential (ERP) techniques to the mentally retarded presents a somewhat different challenge to the electrophysiologist than does the application of ERPs to other clinical populations. In particular, while differential diagnosis is of major interest in the investigation of such problems as minimal brain damage (MBD), schizophrenia and dementia, diagnosis is of less importance in mental retardation. What is important is to differentiate among the different types of information processing deficits occurring in the retarded so that educational remediation may be designed on an individual basis to compensate for sensory and intellectual inadequacies.


Brain Stem Event Related Potential Endogenous Component Nontarget Stimulus Event Related Potential Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Squires
    • 1
  • G. C. Galbraith
    • 1
  • C. J. Aine
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuropsychiatric InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaPomonaUSA

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