Tag: Environmental Sounds

Hearing sounds as words: Neural responses to environmental sounds in the context of fluent speech

Published in:┬áBrain and Language, Volume 179, April 2018, 51-61 Abstract “Environmental sounds (ES) can be understood easily when substituted for words in sentences, suggesting that linguistic context benefits may be mediated by processes more general than some language-specific theories assert. However, the underlying neural processing is not understood. EEG was recorded for spoken sentences ending in either a spoken word or a corresponding ES. Endings were either congruent or incongruent with the sentence frame, and thus were expected to produce N400 activity. However, if ES and word meanings are combined with language context by different mechanisms, different N400 responses would… Read More