Auditory evoked transient and sustained magnetic fields of the human brain. Localization of neural generators

Exp Brain Res. 1980;40(2):237-40. doi: 10.1007/BF00237543.


A long auditory stimulus elicits a magnetic evoked response in the human brain, consisting of transient deflections followed by a sustained response. The distributions of the magnetic fields indicate that the auditory evoked transient response at a latency of 100 ms as well as the auditory sustained response are generated at and around the primary auditory cortex.

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology*
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Evoked Potentials, Auditory*
  • Hearing
  • Humans
  • Magnetics
  • Neurons / physiology