Linguistic status of timbre influences pitch encoding in the brainstem.

@article{Krishnan2011LinguisticSO,
  title={Linguistic status of timbre influences pitch encoding in the brainstem.},
  author={Ananthanarayan Krishnan and Jackson T. Gandour and Saradha Ananthakrishnan and Gavin M. Bidelman and Christopher J. Smalt},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 16},
  pages={801-3}
}
The aim of this experiment is to assess the effects of the linguistic status of timbre on pitch processing in the brainstem. Brainstem frequency following responses were evoked by the Mandarin high-rising lexical tone superimposed on a native vowel quality ([i]), nonnative vowel quality ([œ]), and iterated rippled noise (nonspeech). Results revealed that… CONTINUE READING

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