The visual evoked potential in humans

Stuart L. Graham*, Alexander Klistorner

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The visual evoked potential (VEP) is recorded in humans in response to flash or pattern stimuli with appropriately placed electrodes over the occipital scalp. In recent years the multifocal VEP (mfVEP) has been developed as a means of obtaining focal responses rather than just a summed response from the central field. The mfVEP has been used as a form of objective perimetry to detect visual field loss in glaucoma. This chapter covers conventional VEP recording and some principles of the multifocal technique.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStimulation and Inhibition of Neurons
    EditorsPaul M. Pilowsky, Melissa M.J. Farnham, Angelina Y. Fong
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherHumana Press
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781627032339
    ISBN (Print)9781627032322
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)0893-2336
    ISSN (Electronic)1940-6045


    • Electrophysiology
    • Glaucoma
    • Optic nerve
    • Optic neuritis
    • Visual cortex
    • Visual evoked potential


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