Carsten Eulitz

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A central issue in speech recognition is how contrastive phonemic information is stored in the mental lexicon. The conventional view assumes that this information is closely related to acoustic properties of speech. Considering that no world is ever pronounced alike twice and that the brain has limited capacities to manage information, an opposing view(More)
This paper presents data concerning auditory evoked responses in the middle latency range (wave Pam/Pa) and slow latency range (wave N1m/N1) recorded from 12 subjects. It is the first group study to report multi-channel data of both MEG and EEG recordings from the human auditory cortex. The experimental procedure involved potential and current density(More)
Sustained magnetic and electric brain waves may reflect linguistic processing when elicited by auditory speech stimuli. In the present study, only in the latency interval subsequent to the N1m/N1 has a sensitivity of brain responses to features of speech been demonstrated. We conclude this from studying the auditory-evoked magnetic field (AEF) and the(More)
The auditory evoked neuromagnetic field elicited by synthetic specimens of the vowels [a], [ae], [u], and [i] was recorded over the left and the right hemisphere of 11 subjects. The N100m and the SF deflection of the recorded signal was submitted to equivalent current source analysis using the model of a single dipole in a spherical volume conductor. Vowel(More)
Transient and steady-state auditory evoked fields (AEFs) to brief tone pips were recorded over the left hemisphere at 7 different stimulus rates (0.125-39 Hz) using a 37-channel biomagnetometer. Previous observations of transient auditory gamma band response (GBR) activity were replicated. Similar rate characteristics and equivalent dipole locations(More)
A sound lasting for several seconds is known to elicit a baseline shift in electrical and magnetic records. We have studied the dependence of the magnetic field distribution of this "per-stimulatory" sustained field (SF) on tone frequency. Tone bursts of 2 sec duration and 60 dB nHL intensity were presented to 11 subjects at varying interstimulus intervals(More)
We investigated the functional neuroanatomy of vowel processing. We compared attentive auditory perception of natural German vowels to perception of nonspeech band-passed noise stimuli using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). More specifically, the mapping in auditory cortex of first and second formants was considered, which spectrally(More)
This study further elucidates determinants of vowel perception in the human auditory cortex. The vowel inventory of a given language can be classified on the basis of phonological features which are closely linked to acoustic properties. A cortical representation of speech sounds based on these phonological features might explain the surprisingly inverse(More)
OBJECTIVE It is well known that tone bursts elicit a prominent N1/P2 complex in the auditory evoked potential (the on-response), but less is known about a morphologically similar complex (the off-response) that can be recorded under suitable stimulus conditions. The interaction between the two responses indicated that the responses were not physiologically(More)
Meaningful words and matched pseudowords, such as moon vs. noom, are of equal perceptual complexity, but invoke different cognitive processes. To investigate high-frequency cortical responses to these stimuli, biomagnetic signals were recorded simultaneously over both hemispheres of right-handed individuals listening to words and pseudowords. Consistent(More)