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Operant conditioning of brain steady potential shifts in man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  476190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Steady potential shifts (SPS) recorded from the scalp were conditioned operantly by visual and acoustical feedback. Three groups of seven subjects were each tested with a different response-reinforcement contingency: positive reinforcement for a positive SPS after a cue stimulus, positive reinforcement for a negative SPS after a cue stimulus, and noncontingent reinforcement. The steady potential shifts learned under these three conditions differed significantly. Negative shifts were associated with subjective feelings of activation, positive shifts with inactivation. Cortical genesis and possible artifacts are discussed.
H Bauer; W Lauber
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biofeedback and self-regulation     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0363-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Biofeedback Self Regul     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-21     Completed Date:  1979-11-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605548     Medline TA:  Biofeedback Self Regul     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Arousal / physiology
Attention / physiology
Biofeedback, Psychology*
Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
Conditioning, Operant / physiology*
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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