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Neuropsychologia. 1982;20(4):421-38.

Hemispheric differences in the neural processing of stimulus location and type: effects of selective attention on visual evoked potentials.


Hemispheric differences in a negative brain potential associated with selectively attending the location and type of stimulation were investigated. The earlier portion of this negativity (between 125 and 222 msec after stimulation) was associated with attending the location of the stimulus. It was symmetrical in the central scalp regions but was greater in the hemisphere contralateral to the attended visual field in the posterior scalp region. The latter portion of this negativity (from 222 to 272 msec after stimulation) primarily was associated wih attending one of the different types of stimuli presented at a given location and was greater over the left posterior regions of the scalp. These results were interpreted in relationship to the time-course of different types of information processing in the left and right hemisphere.

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