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The Search for Face-Specific Evoked Potentials

  • K. Bötzel
  • O.-J. Grüsser
  • B. Häussler
  • A. Naumann
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Brain Dynamics book series (SSBD, volume 2)


The visually evoked potentials (EPs) recorded from the skull of man in the waking state depend on elementary properties of the stimulus, such as intensity, size, color, and retinal location, as well as on internal factors of the subjects, such as general and spatially directed attention, vigilance, expectation, etc. (for review see Regan 1972). The spatial frequency content of the visual stimulus, its geometric configuration, the contextual meaning, and the tasks subjects have to perform during stimulus presentation may also change the EPs (for reviews see John et al. 1967; Johnston and Chesney 1974; MacKay and Jeffreys 1973; Neville et al. 1982). These EP-influencing factors appear to interact in a more or less complex way.


Face Recognition Face Stimulus Superior Temporal Sulcus Stimulus Category Grand Average 
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  • K. Bötzel
  • O.-J. Grüsser
  • B. Häussler
  • A. Naumann

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