ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Neural plasticity revealed in perceptual training of a Japanese adult listener to learn american /l-r/ contrast: a whole-head magnetoencephalography study

Yang Zhang, Patricia K. Kuhl, Toshiaki Imada, Paul Iverson, John Pruitt, Makoto Kotani, Erica Stevens

In this study, behavioral and brain measures were taken to assess the effects of training a Japanese adult subject to perceptually distinguish English /l/ and /¥/. Behavioral data showed significant improvement in identifying both trained and untrained speech stimuli. Correspondingly, neuromagnetic results showed enhanced mismatch field responses in the left hemisphere and reduced activities in the right hemisphere. This pattern of neural plasticity was not observed for truncated nonspeech stimuli.


Cite as: Zhang, Y., Kuhl, P.K., Imada, T., Iverson, P., Pruitt, J., Kotani, M., Stevens, E. (2000) Neural plasticity revealed in perceptual training of a Japanese adult listener to learn american /l-r/ contrast: a whole-head magnetoencephalography study. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 3, 953-956

@inproceedings{zhang00j_icslp,
  author={Yang Zhang and Patricia K. Kuhl and Toshiaki Imada and Paul Iverson and John Pruitt and Makoto Kotani and Erica Stevens},
  title={{Neural plasticity revealed in perceptual training of a Japanese adult listener to learn american /l-r/ contrast: a whole-head magnetoencephalography study}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 3, 953-956}
}