Neural plasticity revealed in perceptual training of a Japanese adult listener to learn American/l-r/contrast: A whole-head magnetoencephalography study

Yang Zhang, Patricia K. Kuhl, Toshiaki Imada, Paul Iverson, John Pruitt, Makoto Kotani, Erica Stevens

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Abstract

In this study, behavioral and brain measures were taken to assess the effects of training a Japanese adult subject to perceptually distinguish English/l/and. Behavioral data showed significant improvement in identifying both trained and untrained speech stimuli. Correspondingly, neuromagnetic results showed enhanced mismatch field responses in the left hemisphere and reduced activities in the right hemisphere. This pattern of neural plasticity was not observed for truncated nonspeech stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
ISBN (Electronic)7801501144, 9787801501141
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 16 2000Oct 20 2000

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000

Other

Other6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/16/0010/20/00

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