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Human Auditory Evoked Potentials: Possible Brain Stem Components Detected on the Scalp

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Science  13 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3924, pp. 1517-1518
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3924.1517

Abstract

Auditory potentials recorded from the vertex of humans by a modified averaging technique have very short latencies and are probably generated by brain stem structures located at a considerable distance from the recording point. The evoked waves, which shOW considerable detail and consistency within and across subjects, may be clinically useful in evaluating subcortical function.

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