The positions of the bilateral N100m sources of the auditory evoked magnetic fields (AEFs) were measured in relation to the central sulcus (CS) using an MRI-linked whole head magnetoencephalography system in 20 right- handed normal male subjects. The location of the N20m source of the median nerve-stimulated somatosensory evoked magnetic fields (SEFs), in the left hemisphere was 3.9 ± 5.4 mm (mean ± SD) posterior to that in the right hemisphere (P < 0.005). The crossing point (CP) between the CS and Sylvian fissure in the left hemisphere was 4.3 ± 4.8 mm posterior to that in the right hemisphere (P < 0.001). The N100m sources were posterior to the CP in both hemispheres. The left hemispheric N100m source was 9.4 ± 6.4 mm posterior to that on the right (P < 0.0001) in absolute position. The relative distance between CP and the N100m source was 22.7 ± 8.5 mm in the left hemisphere and 17.7 ± 5.3 mm in the right hemisphere (P < 0.01). Comparison of positions of the AEF sources and the CS as defined by the SEF demonstrated functional asymmetry of the human temporal lobe and possible source extension of the AEF-N100m beyond the Hesch1 gyms over the planum temporale.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology - Evoked Potentials|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Apr|
- Auditory evoked response
- Planum temporale
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology