Event-related brain dynamics

Will D Penny, Stephan J Kiebel, James M Kilner, Mick D Rugg

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Event-related potentials (ERPs) provide evidence of a direct link between cognitive events and brain electrical activity in a wide range of cognitive paradigms. It has generally been held that an ERP is the result of a set of discrete stimulus-evoked brain events. A recent study, however, provides new evidence to suggest that some ERP components might be generated by stimulus-induced changes in ongoing brain dynamics. This is consistent with views emerging from several neuroscientific fields, suggesting that phase synchronization of ongoing rhythms across different spatio-temporal scales mediates the functional integration necessary to perform higher cognitive tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


  • Animals
  • Biological Clocks
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Humans
  • Nerve Net
  • Neural Pathways
  • Neurons
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Perception
  • Comment

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