Accession Number : ADP006088

Title :   Using ERPS to Study Human Information Processing,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR PERCEPTION RVO-TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Gaillard, A. W.

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The ERP technique may provide an inobtrusive measure of the processing of psychological information during task performance. Some investigators regard EPRs even as a direct manifestation of the ongoing psychological processes. Before such a strong claim can be made several methodological problems have still to be solved. The present paper discusses the definition and identification of the various components in the ERP, the Separation of exogenous and endogenous components, and the different ways in which inferences can be made about psychological processes on the basis of ERP measures. Another methodological problem which hampers the establishment of the psychological significance of ERP components, is the low comparability of ERP measures across paradigms. (js)

Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGY, HUMANS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, JOBS, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE