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Hemispheric lateralization for early auditory processing of lexical tones : dependence on pitch level and pitch contour
In Mandarin Chinese, a tonal language, pitch level and pitch contour are two dimensions of lexical tones according to their acoustic features (i.e., pitch patterns). A change in pitch level features a step change whereas ...
Preattentive extraction of abstract auditory rules in speech sound stream : a mismatch negativity study using lexical tones
Background. Extraction of linguistically relevant auditory features is critical for speech comprehension in complex auditory environments, in which the relationships between acoustic stimuli are often abstract and ...