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Visual Evoked Potentials 01

Topic: Physiology

Created on Wednesday, October 17 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Wednesday, October 17 2007.

Which of the following statements regarding visual evoked potentials (VEPs) are true?

 
        A) Refractive errors can affect the latency but not the amplitude of VEPs
 
        B) P100 arises from the striate cortex
 
        C) VEPs are obtained by stimulating the retina with light while recording electrical activity from the cornea
 
        D) P120 is the most useful and reproducible wave
 
        E) P50 is the most useful and reproducible wave
 

 


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A) Refractive errors can affect the latency but not the amplitude of VEPs

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Refractive erros can affect both the latency and amplitude of VEPs.

  (See References)

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B) P100 arises from the striate cortex

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P100 arises from the striate cortex.  (See References)

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C) VEPs are obtained by stimulating the retina with light while recording electrical activity from the cornea

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Electroretinograms are obtained by stimulating the retina with light while recording electrical activity from the cornea.  VEPs are obtained by recording from scalp electrodes placed over the occipital cortex, while having the subject observe visual stimuli such as a varying black and white checkerboard pattern.  (See References)

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D) P120 is the most useful and reproducible wave

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P100 is the most useful and reproducible of the VEP waveforms.  (See References)

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E) P50 is the most useful and reproducible wave

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P100 is the most useful and reproducible of the VEP waveforms.  (See References)

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References:

1. Zaidat, O.O., and Lerner, A.J. (2002). The Little Black Book of Neurology, 4th Edition. Mosby, St. Louis (ISBN:0323014151)Advertising:
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Visual Evoked Potentials 01
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Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 10/17/2007
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