Nov 1, 1977

Far field somatosensory evoked potentials in the cat

Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
V J Iragui-Madoz, W C Wiederholt


Averaged somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) after forepaw stimulation were recorded from skull electrodes in the cat. The cortical component of the SEP was preceded by four far-field potentials (Component I, II, III, IV). A study of these components suggests that: (1) Component I originates in the cervical spinal cord; (2) Component II is generated in the nucleus cuneatus and/or medial lemniscus; (3) Component III-A recorded widely over the skull probably reflects activity in the cerebellum and/or cerebellar pathways; (4) Component III-B seen over the somato-sensory area results from superposition of component III-A and activity in the ventral posterior nucleus of the thalamus and (5) Component IV orginates in the sensory radiation with some contribution from the thalamus.

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