Neural Correlates of Speech Segregation Based on Formant Frequencies of Adjacent Vowels

@inproceedings{Alain2017NeuralCO,
  title={Neural Correlates of Speech Segregation Based on Formant Frequencies of Adjacent Vowels},
  author={Claude Alain and Jessica S. Arsenault and Linda Garami and Gavin M. Bidelman and Joel S. Snyder},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2017}
}
The neural substrates by which speech sounds are perceptually segregated into distinct streams are poorly understood. Here, we recorded high-density scalp event-related potentials (ERPs) while participants were presented with a cyclic pattern of three vowel sounds (/ee/-/ae/-/ee/). Each trial consisted of an adaptation sequence, which could have either a small, intermediate, or large difference in first formant (Δf1) as well as a test sequence, in which Δf1 was always intermediate. For the… CONTINUE READING