Mismatch negativity in school-age children to speech stimuli that are just perceptibly different

Nina Kraus*, Therese McGee, Alan G Micco, Anu Sharma, Tom Carrell, Trent Nicol

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Abstract

The mismatch negativity event-related potential (MMN) was elicited in normal school-age children in response to just perceptibly different variants of the speech phoneme /da/. A significant MMN was measured in each subject tested. Child and adult MMNs were similar with respect to peak latency and duration. Measures of MMN magnitude (peak-to-peak amplitude and area) were significantly larger in children than in adults. The results of the present study indicate that the MMN can be elicited in response to minimal acoustic stimulus differences in complex speech signals in school-age children. The results support the feasibility of using the MMN as a tool in the study of deficient auditory perception in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalElectroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology/ Evoked Potentials
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • Auditory evoked potentials
  • Event-related potentials
  • MMN
  • Mismatch negativity
  • Speech
  • Speech perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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