Evoked Potentials and Auditory Reaction Time in Monkeys

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Science  07 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3867, pp. 592-594
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3867.592


Monkeys with bipolar stimulating and recording electrodes in primary auditory cortex were trained to release a key to the onset of a pure tone. Substitution of direct cortical stimulation for the pure tone resulted in a reduction of 15 milliseconds In the latency of the behavioral response. This changed latency agreed with the latency of the primary evoked potential recorded from the animals. Systematic related changes in the amplitude of the central response and in the latency of the behavioral response followed changes in the intensity and frequency of the acoustic stimulus.

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