Abstract

Schröger, E., Tervaniemi, M., & Huotilainen, M. (2004). Bottom-up and Top-down Flows of Information Within Auditory Memory: Electrophysiological Evidence. In C. Kaernbach, E. Schröger & H. J. Müller (Eds.), Psychophysics beyond sensation: Laws and invariants of human cognition. Scientific psychology series. (pp. 389-407). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Bottom-up and Top-down Flows of Information Within Auditory Memory: Electrophysiological Evidence

(from the chapter) Taken together, the memory models introduced here agree more or less concerning the functional role of sensory memory for subsequent processing that occurs at higher memory stores (in multistore accounts) or at higher levels within a long-term store (in single-store accounts). Accordingly, sensory memory (a) automatically establishes neural representations of the sensory input and (b) automatically holds these representations available for a brief period, (c) enables that information to be transferred toward subsequent, higher-level systems, and (d) is informationally encapsulated from higher-level memory representations. In this chapter, we focus on auditory memory, and we present an event-related brain response, the mismatch negativity (MMN), which taps into auditory memory functioning; we then examine these assumptions in more detail. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)



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