Human cortical responses corresponding to the subjective preference for a flickering light under varying temporal frequency and mean luminance were investigated. Paired-comparison tests were performed to examine the subjective preference for a flickering light, and electroencephalograms (EEGs) were recorded from six electrodes (10-20 International Electrode Placement System) during presentations of the most-preferred and least-preferred flickering lights. The results showed a positive correlation between subjective preference and the effective duration of the autocorrelation function of the alpha waves measured at the visual cortex (O1 and O2 electrodes).
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2001
Published: February 1, 2002
Yoshiharu Soeta, Shouji Uetani, and Yoichi Ando, "Relationship between subjective preference and alpha-wave activity in relation to temporal frequency and mean luminance of a flickering light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 289-294 (2002)