We investigated the effects of the stimulation side on middle latency auditory evoked responses (MLR) with neuromagnetic methods. Middle latency auditory evoked magnetic fields elicited by 1.0 ms clicks presented at ipsilateral and contralateral ear were recorded with a 7-channel DC SQUID. The amplitudes and latencies of the magnetic equivalents of Pa and Pb responses, which are the two main peaks of MLR, were measured. The amplitude of the contralateral Pa response was found to be significantly larger than the ipsilateral Pa response. On the other hand, no significant difference was observed in the latencies of Pa and Pb between the ipsi- and contralateral responses.
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