Neurophysiological effects of aging: A P200 ERP study

Ali KH H Bourisly, Ali Shuaib

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Age-related effects were studied in 14 younger (M = 34 years) and 14 (M = 47 years) older healthy participants. Event-related potential (ERP) recording was done using a 256-channel EEG system. Results indicated that ERP is affected by advanced age. There was a significant difference in P200 mean latency between the younger participants and older participants for the target (low-probability) stimuli, but no such significance was evident for the P200 mean latency during the presentation of the standard (high-probability) stimuli. As for the P200 mean peak amplitude, the results for the target (low-probability) stimuli did show a significant difference between the two age groups, while the results for the standard (high-probability) stimuli did not show any significant difference between the two age groups. The results of this study are explained in light of aging effects on attentional recruitment and frontal lobe intactness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalTranslational Neuroscience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Age
  • Aging
  • EEG
  • Electrophysiology
  • ERP
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oddball
  • P2
  • P200


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