The interaction of somatosensory and auditory stimuli on event-related potentials

Tetsuo Touge, Daniel Gonzalez, Iwao Sasaki, Masago Tsukaguchi, Kazushi Deguchi, Shigeki Kuriyama, Jing Long Wu

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The effects of dual somatosensory and/or auditory stimuli on event-related potentials (ERPs) were studied. In experiment 1, ERPs were recorded following four stimulus conditions which were randomly presented: electrical stimuli to the right median nerve (Con 1), auditory stimuli (Con 2), Con 1+Con 2 (Con 3) and electrical stimuli to the bilateral median nerves (Con 4). In experiment 2, Con 2 was changed to electrical stimulation of the left median nerve. In experiment 1, a positive peak with a latency of about 180 ms (P180) and a negative peak with a latency of about 380 ms appeared after subtracting waveforms under Con 1 and 2 from those under Con 3. In experiment 2, the similar subtraction (C4-C1-C2) showed small P180 and increased P300. The present results suggest interactions of central processing of both auditory and somatosensory stimuli on ERPs. We speculate that there are specific components of ERPs reacting with bimodal sensory inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Congress Series
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Auditory evoked potentials
  • Event-related potentials
  • Multimodal stimulation
  • Parietal cortex
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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