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Brain responses reveal hardwired detection of native-language rule violations
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2008 (English)In: Neuroscience Letters, ISSN 0304-3940, E-ISSN 1872-7972, Vol. 444, no 1, 56-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mismatch negativity (MMN) is a neural correlate of the preattentive detection of any change in the acoustic characteristics of sounds. Here we provide evidence that violations of a purely phonological constraint in a listener's native language can also elicit the brain's automatic change-detection response. The MMN differed between Finnish and Estonian listeners, conditions being equal except for the native language of the listeners. We used two experimental conditions: synthetic vowels in isolation and the same vowels embedded in a pseudo-word context. MMN responses to isolated vowels were similar for Finns and Estonians, while the same vowels in a pseudoword context elicited different MMN patterns depending on the listener's mother tongue.

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2008. Vol. 444, no 1, 56-59 p.
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mismatch negativity, vowel perception, vowel harmony, phonological rules
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15024DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2008.07.095ISI: 000260066900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-15024DiVA: diva2:181544
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This work was supported by grant 206352 of the Academy of Finland, awarded to Olli Aaltonen.Available from: 2008-11-18 Created: 2008-11-18 Last updated: 2010-10-20Bibliographically approved

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