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dc.contributor.authorMalcolm, Cari-
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Daphne L-
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Ashley-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates gender differences in the peak latency and amplitude of the P1 component of the pattern-reversal visual evoked potential (pattern-reversal VEP) recorded in healthy term infants. Pattern-reversal VEPs in response to a series of high contrast black and white checks (check widths 120', 60', 30', 24', 12', 6') were recorded in 50 infants (20 males, 30 females) at 50 weeks post-conceptional age (PCA) and in 49 infants (22 males, 27 females) at 66 weeks PCA. Peak latency of the major component, P1, was considerably shorter in female compared with male infants. Differences in head circumference do not entirely account for the gender differences in peak latency reported here. A gender difference in P1 amplitude was not detected. These findings stress the importance of considering gender norms as well as age-matched norms when utilizing the pattern-reversal VEP in clinical investigations. Studies including a wider range of ages are clearly necessary in order to establish whether the earlier peak latencies in female infants represents a difference in the onset or rate of visual maturation.en_UK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell for Mac Keith Press-
dc.relationMalcolm C, McCulloch DL & Shepherd A (2002) Pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials in infants: gender differences during early visual maturation, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 44 (5), pp. 345-351.-
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dc.titlePattern-reversal visual evoked potentials in infants: gender differences during early visual maturationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology-
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dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian University-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
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