In an attempt to validate the use of topographical mapping of EEG as a method of localising cerebral function, EEG was recorded during a simple motor task. A minimum of 20 sec artifact-free EEG was recorded from 24 healthy right handed subjects in each of 4 conditions: eyes open 1, motor task (left/right, order randomized), eyes open 2. EEG amplitude maps were computed in delta, theta, alpha, and beta (1 and 2). Differences were seen between the eyes open and the motor conditions in alpha, beta 1 and beta 2 localised to the motor and supplementary motor areas. It is argued that topographical mapping of EEG is a valid method of localising cognitive function in healthy individuals for the Luria task.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1993|
- topographical mapping
- localising cerebral function
- motor task