Visual evoked magnetic responses to pattern onset/offset stimuli were recorded in 5 normal subjects. The outgoing and ingoing magnetic currents were seen maximally over the contralateral visual cortex to the half field stimulated in the majority of subjects. The distribution of magnetic currents with half field stimulation would be consistent with a dipole on the midline with the positive and pointing laterally. Quadrantic stimuli produced dipoles which would be consistent with a vector sum of dipoles situated, in the case of upper quarter field stimulation, in the lingual gyri on the floor of the calcarine fissure. Lower quadrantic stimulation produced a vector consistent with dipoles on the cuneal gyrus and on the ceiling of the calcarine fissure producing a resultant vector. The use of paired octant stimuli to improve localisation was demonstrated on both right left and upper and lower half fields.
- Calcarine fissure
- Multi channel magnetic recording
- Pattern onset/offset
- Visual evoked magnetic responses