ERIC Number: ED211115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Event Related Brain Potentials and Cognitive Processing: Implications for Navy Training.
Lewis, Gregory W.; And Others
The cognitive styles, aptitudes, and abilities of 50 right-handed subjects were measured through a battery of paper-and-pencil tests to determine the feasibility of using event related brain potentials (ERPs) in the development of adaptive training techniques keyed to the information processing styles of individual students. Visual, auditory, and bimodal ERPs were recorded during the same testing session, though not concurrently, and were analyzed to derive measures of sensory interaction. These measures were then related to the paper-and-pencil tests. The subjects were divided into two types, spatial processing group or verbal processing group, based on the cognitive measures. The spatial group showed greater inhibition in the right hemisphere while the verbal group showed greater inhibition in the left hemisphere. The spatial group showed the greatest amplitude asymmetry in response to visual stimuli, while the verbal group showed the greatest asymmetry in response to auditory stimuli. The results indicate that FRP technology holds promise for developing adaptive instructional strategies based upon accurate assessments of individual differences in cognitive processing. A bibliography of 35 items is included. (Author/CHC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.