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Hear Res. 1995 Jan;82(1):53-8.

Mismatch negativity indicates vowel discrimination in newborns.

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Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Abstract

The present study shows that an infrequent vowel ('deviant') presented among frequent vowels ('standard') elicits in sleeping human newborns a negativity in the auditory event-related potential (ERP) resembling the mismatch negativity (MMN) recorded in adults. Thus, the MMN appears to provide means to investigate brain mechanisms of vowel perception in infants.

PMID:
7744713
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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