The effects of physical and semantic incongruities on auditory event-related potentials.

@article{McCallum1984TheEO,
  title={The effects of physical and semantic incongruities on auditory event-related potentials.},
  author={W. C. McCallum and Simon Francis Farmer and P V Pocock},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={477-88}
}
Twenty subjects listened to a series of simple sentences, spoken by a male voice, in which the last word was on occasions either made semantically incongruous or was unexpectedly spoken by a female voice. Averages of ERPs to the last words revealed that a consistent late negative component (N456) was associated with semantic incongruity and a late positive component (P416) with physical (voice) incongruity. The results were consistent with those in the visual modality by Kutas and Hillyard… CONTINUE READING

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