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Unattended processing of hierarchical pitch variations in spoken sentences
Li, Xiaoqing1; Chen, Yiya2
First AuthorLi, Xiaoqing
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An auditory oddball paradigm was employed to examine the unattended processing of pitch variation which functions to signal hierarchically different levels of meaning contrasts. Four oddball conditions were constructed by varying the pitch contour of critical words embedded in a Mandarin Chinese sentence. Two conditions included lexical-level word meaning contrasts (i.e. TONE condition) and the other two sentence-level informationstatus contrasts (i.e. ACCENTUATION condition). Both included stimuli with early vs. late acoustic cue divergence points. Results showed that the two early-cue conditions elicited earlier Mismatch Negativities, regardless of their functional hierarchy. The deviant stimuli induced theta-band power increases in the TONE condition but beta-band power decreases in the ACCENTUATIION condition, regardless of the timing of their acoustic cues. These results suggest that, in an unattentive state, the human brain can functionally disentangle hierarchically different levels of pitch variation, and the brain responses to these pitch variations are time-locked to the presence of the acoustic cues

KeywordUnattended processing Hierarchical processing Neural processing Lexical tone Sentence-level pitch MMN
Subject Area认知心理学
Source PublicationBrain and Language
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WOS IDWOS:000440875800003
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Corresponding AuthorLi, Xiaoqing; Chen, Yiya
Affiliation1.CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2.Leiden University Center for Linguistics (LUCL) & Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), Leiden, The Netherlands
First Author AffilicationKey Laboratory of Behavioral Science, CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationKey Laboratory of Behavioral Science, CAS
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Li, Xiaoqing,Chen, Yiya. Unattended processing of hierarchical pitch variations in spoken sentences[J]. Brain and Language,2018(183):21-31.
APA Li, Xiaoqing,&Chen, Yiya.(2018).Unattended processing of hierarchical pitch variations in spoken sentences.Brain and Language(183),21-31.
MLA Li, Xiaoqing,et al."Unattended processing of hierarchical pitch variations in spoken sentences".Brain and Language .183(2018):21-31.
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