The oddball paradigm is an experimental design used in psycho-/neurological research. The subject experiences repetitive stimuli which are infrequently interruped by a deviant stimulus. The brain’s reaction to this “oddball” stimulus then gets recorded.

Researchers found that ca. 300ms after the oddball stimulus, a larger potential can be measured in the parieto-central area. This stimuli presentation has been named P300.

  • Keywords: psychology
  • References
    • Picton. 1992. J of Clinical Neurophysiology 9(4), 456-479.
    • Levi-Aharoni H, Shriki O, Tishby N (2020) Surprise response as a probe for compressed memory states. PLOS Computational Biology 16(2): e1007065.