Neural dissociation in processing noise and accent in spoken language comprehension

@article{Adank2012NeuralDI,
  title={Neural dissociation in processing noise and accent in spoken language comprehension},
  author={Patti Adank and Matthew H. Davis and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={77-84}
}
We investigated how two distortions of the speech signal - added background noise and speech in an unfamiliar accent - affect comprehension of speech using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Listeners performed a speeded sentence verification task for speech in quiet in Standard Dutch, in Standard Dutch with added background noise and for speech in an unfamiliar accent of Dutch. The behavioural results showed slower responses for both types of distortion compared to clear speech, and… CONTINUE READING

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