Mismatch Negativity

Laryngeal features are phonetically abstract: Mismatch negativity evidence from Arabic, English, and Russian

Many theories of phonology assume that the sound structure of language is made up of distinctive features, but there is considerable debate about how much articulatory detail distinctive features encode in long-term memory. Laryngeal features such as …

Asymmetries in the perception of Mandarin tones: Evidence from mismatch negativity

The representational format of speech units in long-term memory is a topic of debate. We present novel event-related brain potential evidence from the Mismatch Negativity (MMN) paradigm that is compatible with abstract, non-redundant feature-based …

Asymmetries in the perception of Mandarin tones: Evidence from mismatch negativity

While asymmetrical neural responses to segmental contrasts have been used to articulate theories of the featural representation of speech sounds, little is known about asymmetrical responses to suprasegmental phenomena. The present study tested the …