12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Processing of Stress Related Acoustic Cues as Indexed by ERPs

Ferenc Honbolygó, Valéria Csépe

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

The present paper investigated the event-related brain potential correlates of the processing of word stress related acoustic changes. We studied the processing of non-speech stimuli containing similar intensity and f0 changes as speech stimuli in a passive oddball paradigm. Contrary to our previous results using speech stimuli with a trochaic stress pattern contrasted with a iambic stress pattern, non-speech stimuli elicited a single MMN component. This result was interpreted as showing that the processing of stress information is based on speech specific mechanisms, instead of solely acoustic mechanisms.

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Bibliographic reference.  Honbolygó, Ferenc / Csépe, Valéria (2011): "Processing of stress related acoustic cues as indexed by ERPs", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2225-2228.