Auditory evoked potentials and the perception of rhythms.


The amplitudes of the evoked potentials (N1-P2) to successive stimuli usually decrease from the first to the second, and so on. We have studied a special case where the subject hears 4 repetitions of a simple rhythmic pattern (iamb 300-600 ms, or trochee 600-300 ms), the interval between two patterns being 1200 ms. In this case, between the reaction to the… (More)