Human short latency cortical responses to somatosensory stimulation. A high resolution EGG study

A. Urbano, F. Babiloni, C. Babiloni, A. Ambrosini, P. Onorati, P. M. Rossini

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Abstract

HUMAN short-latency cortical responses to median nerve stimulation were investigated with a new high resolution electroencephalography technology that markedly enhanced spatial details of somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs). Maximum amplitude potentials were estimated over contralateral and/or frontal-mesial scalp regions about 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 and 45 ms following the stimulation. Frontal-lateral P20-N24-N30-P45 and parietal-lateral N20- P24-P30-N45 showed dipolar patterns, whereas frontal-mesial N24-N30-P45 and central-lateral P22-N26-N32-P45 presented no clear-cut dipole counterpart. Plausibly, the spatially enhanced frontal-parietal SEP components were generated (tangential dipoles) within the lateral central sulcus cortex, and anticipated the central-lateral and frontal-mesial components generated (radial dipoles) from the crown of the pre- and/or post-central gyri and the supplementary motor area, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3239-3243
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroReport
Volume8
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • High resolution EEG
  • Human cerebral cortex
  • Somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs)
  • Tangentially- and radially-oriented cortical dipoles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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