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In behavioral studies on sentence comprehension, much evidence indicates that shorter dependencies are preferred over longer dependencies, and that longer dependencies incur a greater processing cost. However, it remains uncertain which of the various steps involved in the processing of long-distance dependencies is responsible for the increased cost of(More)
This study used ERPs to determine whether older adults use prosody in resolving early and late closure ambiguities comparably to young adults. Participants made off-line acceptability judgments on well-formed sentences or those containing prosody-syntax mismatches. Behaviorally, both groups identified mismatches, but older subjects accepted mismatches(More)
It has often been reported that older listeners have difficulty discriminating between phonetically similar items, but may rely on contextual cues as a compensatory mechanism. The present study examined the effects of different degrees of semantic bias on speech perception in groups of younger and older listeners. Stimuli from two /g/-/k/ voice onset time(More)
OBJECTIVES Using cohort data nested in a randomized trial conducted in Cameroon, this study aimed to investigate time trends and predictors of the susceptibility to transmitting HIV during the first 24 months of treatment. METHODS The outcome, susceptibility to transmitting HIV, was defined as reporting inconsistent condom use and experiencing incomplete(More)
Research shows that older adults may be more sensitive than young adults to prosody, although performance varies depending on task requirements. Here we used electroencephalography to examine responses to simple phrases produced with an Early or Late boundary, presented with matching or mismatching visual displays. While some older adults successfully(More)
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