- Series Information
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- About The Editors
- ERP Components: The Ups and Downs of Brainwave Recordings
- Beyond ERPs: Oscillatory Neuronal Dynamics
- ERP Features and EEG Dynamics: An ICA Perspective
- Sensory ERP Components
- The N170: Understanding the Time Course of Face Perception in the Human Brain
- The Mismatch Negativity (MMN)
- Neuropsychology of P300
- Negative Slow Waves as Indices of Anticipation: The Bereitschaftspotential, the Contingent Negative Variation, and the Stimulus-Preceding Negativity
- The Lateralized Readiness Potential
- The Error-Related Negativity (ERN/Ne)
- ERP Components and Selective Attention
- Electrophysiological Correlates of the Focusing of Attention within Complex Visual Scenes: N2pc and Related ERP Components
- What ERPs Can Tell Us about Working Memory
- Electrophysiological Correlates of Episodic Memory Processes
- Language-Related ERP Components
- ERPs and the Study of Emotion
- Event-Related Potentials and Development
- The Components of Aging
- Abnormalities of Event-Related Potential Components in Schizophrenia
- Event-Related Brain Potentials in Depression: Clinical, Cognitive, and Neurophysiological Implications
- Alterations of ERP Components in Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Homologues of Human ERP Components in Nonhuman Primates
Abstract and Keywords
The ability to remember an event relies on a complex interplay of processes that we are only beginning to understand. Event-related potential (ERP) studies have proven to be powerful tools in the delineation of these processes, and have provided insights into the nature and identity of the operations that support the encoding and retrieval of different kinds of events. This chapter first considers methodological issues in the use of ERPs to study memory and suggests how the ERP method can be used optimally to address psychologically relevant questions. Next, it presents a selective overview of the contributions of ERP research to the study of human long-term memory, focusing specifically on episodic memory retrieval, which supports memory for personally experienced events.
Edward L. Wilding, Cardiff University, Brain Research Imaging, Centre School of Psychology, Cardiff University.
Charan Ranganath, Center for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis.
Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.