This study investigated the temporal relation between two early mechanisms of auditory information processing: the segregation of the auditory input into streams and the automatic deviance detection indicated by the mismatch negativity (MMN). To address this question the processing of successive deviant and standard tones within streaming and nonstreaming conditions was analyzed. In the streaming condition the amplitude reduction of MMN elicited by the second of two successive deviants was found to be smaller for successive deviants presented in different than in same streams. No corresponding MMN differences were obtained in a nonstreaming condition. These results demonstrate that stream segregation precedes deviance detection. Moreover, modulations of the N1 amplitudes elicited by successive standard tones in the streaming condition demonstrate that not only deviance-related processing but even initial sound processing is affected by streaming.
Tonotopic organization of the human auditory cortex revealed by transient auditory evoked magnetic fields
The influence of stimulus intensity and inter-stimulus interval on the detection of pitch and loudness changes
Magnetoencephalographic recordings demonstrate attentional modulation of mismatch-related neural activity in human auditory cortex
Automatic change detection: does the auditory system use representations of individual stimulus features or gestalts?
Effect of frequency separation and stimulus rate on the mismatch negativity: an examination of the issue of refractoriness in humans
The additivity of the auditory feature analysis in the human brain as indexed by the mismatch negativity: 1+1 approximately 2 but 1+1+1<3
Organizing sound sequences in the human brain: the interplay of auditory streaming and temporal integration
Preattentive processing of spectral, temporal, and structural characteristics of acoustic regularities: a mismatch negativity study
Human pre-attentive auditory change-detection with single, double, and triple deviations as revealed by mismatch negativity additivity
Effect of deviant probability and interstimulus/interdeviant interval on the auditory N1 and mismatch negativity in the cat auditory cortex
The detection of constancy amidst change in children: a dissociation of preattentive and intentional processing
Auditory distraction with different presentation rates: an event-related potential and behavioral study
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Deviance-repetition effects as a function of stimulus feature, feature value variation, and timing: a mismatch negativity study
Maturation of auditory temporal integration and inhibition assessed with event-related potentials (ERPs)
Sequential grouping modulates the effect of non-simultaneous masking on auditory intensity resolution
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Mismatch negativity (MMN) to successive deviants within one hierarchically structured auditory object
Neural representations of auditory input accommodate to the context in a dynamically changing acoustic environment
Mismatch negativity for item rather than serial-order information in a 150-ms tone series that is not repeated as a melodic pattern
The event-related potential component P3a is diminished by identical deviance repetition, but not by non-identical repetitions
Simultaneous self-other integration and segregation support real-time interpersonal coordination in a musical joint action task.
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