Towards neurophysiological assessment of phonemic discrimination: Context effects of the mismatch negativity
Davids, N., Van den Brink, D., Van Turennout, M., Mitterer, H., & Verhoeven, L.
Towards neurophysiological assessment of phonemic discrimination: Context effects of the mismatch negativity. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120
, 1078-1086. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2009.01.018.
This study focusses on the optimal paradigm for simultaneous assessment of auditory and phonemic discrimination in clinical populations. We investigated (a) whether pitch and phonemic deviants presented together in one sequence are able to elicit mismatch negativities (MMNs) in healthy adults and (b) whether MMN elicited by a change in pitch is modulated by the presence of the phonemic deviants.