Latency of auditory P300 correlates with self-control as measured by the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire

Heon-Jeong Lee, Leen Kim, Changsu Han, Yong Ku Kim, Seung Hyun Kim, Min-Soo Lee, Sook Haeng Joe, In Kwa Jung

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Abstract

The reception, processing, and storage of information about experience define personality. The present study investigated the relationship between auditory event-related potentials (AERP) and personality traits. The AERP were recorded using a standard auditory oddball paradigm, and personality was evaluated by Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) in 20 healthy: young male subjects. The P300 latency was found to be significantly associated with rule consciousness (factor G in the 16PF), perfectionism (factor Q3), and self-control (factor SC): it was negatively correlated with G score (r = -0.56, P = 0.01), Q3 score (r = -0.67, P = 0.001), and SC score (r = -0.65, P = 0.002). Moreover, the P300 amplitude and N100 amplitude were negatively correlated with reasoning (factor B; r = -0.46, P = 0.044; and r = -0.72, P = 0.002, respectively). These results indicate that the personality traits of self-control, perfectionism, high superego, and reasoning are related to information processing in the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-424
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Event-related potential
  • P300
  • Personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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