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Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (7) : 1114-1121     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01114
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 Stimulus-preceding negativity: An electrophysiological index of reward anticipation
 LI Qi1; XU Jing2; ZHENG Ya1
 (1 Department of Psychology, Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116044, China) (2 Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116011, China)
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Abstract   As a nonmotoric slow potential isolated from the contingent negative variation, the stimulus- preceding negativity (SPN) progressively increases as feedback stimuli approach. Previous studies have mainly regarded the SPN as a cognitive component. However, recent evidence points to the hypothesis that the SPN may constitute an electrophysiological index of reward anticipation. Here, we justified this hypothesis in terms of reward parameters, outcome appraisal, neutral generators, and abnormal individuals, and provided some suggestions for future SPN research. We believed that the SPN provides a reliable biological marker of abnormal reward anticipation in neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Keywords  reward anticipation      stimulus-preceding negativity      event-related potentials     
Corresponding Authors: ZHENG Ya, E-mail:     E-mail: E-mail:
Issue Date: 26 May 2017
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LI Qi,XU Jing,ZHENG Ya.  Stimulus-preceding negativity: An electrophysiological index of reward anticipation[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(7): 1114-1121.
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