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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000|
|Publisher||International Speech Communication Association|
|ISBN (Electronic)||7801501144, 9787801501141|
|ISBN (Print)||7801501144, 9787801501141|
|State||Published - 2000|
|Event||6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 - Beijing, China|
Duration: Oct 16 2000 → Oct 20 2000
|Name||6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000|
|Other||6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000|
|Period||10/16/00 → 10/20/00|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work has been supported by NIH (HD 37954) and Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP 159) to Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl and by NTT traineeship to Yang Zhang. MRI facilities were provided by Tokyo Denki University. The authors would like to thank Dr. Yoh'ichi Tohkura for his support for this project.