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A P300-based cognitive assessment battery

Kirschner, Aaron, Cruse, Damian, Chennu, Srivas, Owen, Adrian M., Hampshire, Adam (2015) A P300-based cognitive assessment battery. Brain and Behavior, 5 (6). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2162-3279. E-ISSN 2157-9032. (doi:10.1002/brb3.336) (KAR id:54630)

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It is well established that some patients who are diagnosed as being in a vegetative state or a minimally conscious state show reliable signs of volition that may only be detected by measuring neural responses. A pertinent question is whether these patients are capable of higher cognitive processes.


Here, we develop a series of EEG paradigms that probe several core aspects of cognition at the bedside without the need for motor responses and explore the sensitivity of this approach in a group of healthy controls.


Using analysis of ERPs alone, this method can determine with high reliability whether individual participants are able to attend a stimulus stream, maintain items in working memory, or solve complex grammatical reasoning problems.


We suggest that this approach could form the basis of a brain-based battery for assessing higher cognition in patients with severe motor impairments or disorders of consciousness.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/brb3.336
Uncontrolled keywords: Attention; EEG; P300; cognitive assessment; reasoning; working memory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Srivas Chennu
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 10:01 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 04:08 UTC
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