Bruno Kopp, Uwe Mattler, Ralf Goertz, and Fred Rist (1996)

N2, P3 and the lateralized readiness potential in a nogo task involving selective response priming.

Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology, 99(1):19--27.

Studied motor inhibition using a hybrid choice-reaction go/no-go procedure involving selective response to clarify whether the N2 or the P3 or both event related potential (ERP) components indicate motor inhibition. 18 Ss (mean age 33 yrs), all being right-handed with normal to corrected-to-normal vision, performed the task. Response time and error measures as well as the lateralized readiness potential indicated that responses were primed by flanker stimuli that were associated with 1 of the 2 possible responses. In no-go trials, selective response priming influenced the N2 amplitude whereas the P3 amplitude was unaffected. Since the N2 appeared irrespective of whether an erroneous response was correctable or not, it is concluded that the N2 reflects either detection or the inhibition of an appropriate tendency to respond. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 1996-05735-001. PMID: 8758967 Other Journal Title: Clinical Neurophysiology. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Kopp, Bruno; Humboldt U, Dept of Psychology, Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany. Release Date: 19960101. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Print. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Motor Processes; Priming; Response Parameters; Visual Evoked Potentials; Visual Stimulation. Minor Descriptor: P300. Classification: Electrophysiology (2530). Population: Human (10); Male (30); Female (40). Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300); Thirties (30-39 yrs) (340). Methodology: Empirical Study. Page Count: 9. Issue Publication Date: Jul, 1996.