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Interactions between the DC Potential of the Brain and Slow Potential Shifts under Mental Load

  • Matthias Tennigkeit
  • Hans-Jörg Lehmann
  • Renate Haschke
Part of the Brain Dynamics book series (BD)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the relationship between task-related slow potential shifts (SPS) and the DC potential of the brain. The DC potential of the brain, first described by Caton (1875), denotes a steady potential difference between the surface of the cerebral cortex or of the scalp and an extracerebral reference point. It is superimposed with faster fluctuations. Its magnitude was found to be in the range of millivolts.

Keywords

Task Difficulty Late Positive Complex Increase Task Difficulty General Activation Level Positive Complex 
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  • Matthias Tennigkeit
  • Hans-Jörg Lehmann
  • Renate Haschke

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