Abstract

Schröger, E. (2007). Mismatch negativity: A microphone into auditory memory. Journal of Psychophysiology, 21(3-4), 138-146.

Mismatch negativity: A microphone into auditory memory

Since its discovery by Naatanen and colleagues in 1978, the mismatch negativity (MMN) has been used as an index of auditory sensory memory. The present paper explicates various possibilities of how MMN can assess memory functions, it reveals possible traps when interpreting MMN as an index of auditory memory, and it reviews recent developments of paradigms showing that memory on a short time-scale, consolidation of memory traces, and even implicit memory can be probed with MMN. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract) http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/0269-8803.21.34.138



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