Event-related potential activity in the basal ganglia differentiates rewards from nonrewards: Temporospatial principal components analysis and source localization of the feedback negativity: Commentary

Michael X. Cohen*, James F. Cavanagh, Heleen A. Slagter

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Abstract

Foti et al. propose that a reward-related brain potential component recorded from scalp EEG is generated by deep brain basal ganglia structures. Previous work, cited in their original article, provides only speculative and theoretical support for this interpretation. Based on empirical and anatomical evidence, we argue that this scalp-recorded ERP component is highly unlikely to be generated by the basal ganglia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2270-2271
Number of pages2
JournalHuman Brain Mapping
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Basal ganglia
  • Dipole
  • EEG
  • Putamen
  • Source localization

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