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Reliability of the Mismatch Negativity in the Responses of Individual Listeners
The mismatch negativity (MMN) was recorded from 12 normal adults during four biweekly sessions. Responses were elicited by a synthetically generated speech contrast (/dα/-/gα/) that all listeners discriminated with at least 90 percent accuracy. Standard and deviant waveforms were replicable across sessions for all listeners; however, replicability of the derived difference waveforms was poor. Of greater importance, the MMN identification rate was too low (29%) to allow reliability to be evaluated. The implications that these findings may have on clinical applicability are discussed.
Abbreviations: ALR = auditory late response, MMN = mismatch negativity, VOT = voice onset time
KeywordsAuditory evoked potentials - listening training - mismatch negativity - reliability - replicability - stability
Article published online:
02 March 2022
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