Effects of cue information on response production and inhibition measured by event-related potentials

István Géczy, I. Czigler, L. Balázs

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The aim of this study was to investigate how information carried by a cue stimulus modulate event-related potentials (ERPs) to a subsequent target stimulus which either calls For an overt response (Go stimulus) or no response (Nogo stimulus). One of the cues predicted the likely appearance of the Go stimulus (Go cue) whereas the other cue predicted the likely appearance of the Nogo stimulus (Nogo cue). Our results showed that unpredicted Nogo stimuli elicited enlarged N200 component. This finding supports the notion that Nogo N200 reflects response inhibition processes, i.e., the amplitude of the N200 is a function of the difficulty of response inhibition In other words, increased N200 to Nogo stimuli following Go cues might be related to increased efforts in activating the response inhibition system thereby interrupting preparations to respond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalActa physiologica Hungarica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999



  • Event-related potentials
  • Go/Nogo paradigm
  • N200
  • P300
  • Response inhibition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)

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