A primer on motion visual evoked potentials

Doc Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar;114(2):83-105. doi: 10.1007/s10633-006-9043-8. Epub 2007 Feb 16.


Motion visual evoked potentials (motion VEPs) have been used since the late 1960s to investigate the properties of human visual motion processing, and continue to be a popular tool with a possible future in clinical diagnosis. This review first provides a synopsis of the characteristics of motion VEPs and then summarizes important methodological aspects. A subsequent overview illustrates how motion VEPs have been applied to study basic functions of human motion processing and shows perspectives for their use as a diagnostic tool.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Ocular / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Prognosis
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*