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Decoding the ERP/Behavior Link: A Trial-Level Approach to the NoGo-N200 Component


Abstract In most of the work using event-related potentials (ERPs), researchers presume the function of specific components based on the careful manipulation of experimental factors, but rarely report direct evidence supporting a relationship between the neural signal and other outcomes. Perhaps most troubling is the lack of evidence that ERPs correlate with related behavioral outcomes which should result, at least in part, from the neural processes that ERPs capture. One such example is the NoGo-N2 component, an ERP component elicited in Go/NoGo paradigms. There are two primary theories regarding the functional significance of this component in this context: that the signal represents response inhibition and that the component reflects conflict. In... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Hampton, Ryan Scott (Author) / Varnum, Michael E.W. (Advisor) / Shiota, Michelle N. (Committee member) / Brewer, Gene A. (Committee member) / Blais, Chris (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / Cognitive psychology / Social psychology / Brain-Behavior / EEG / ERP / Go/NoGo / Multilevel Modeling / NoGo-N2
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 114 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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