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The effects of between¿source discriminability on attended and unattended auditory ERPs

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Event‐related potentials (ERPs) for tone pips from attended and unattended sources, which varied on discriminability, were compared with ERPs for the same stimuli recorded during performance of a visual task. This comparison revealed that Nd, the negative shift of attended relative to unattended ERPs, consisted of three components: a negativity in the attended ERP from 100 to 270 ms, a positivity in the unattended ERP from 170 ms to the end of the epoch, and a second negativity in the attended ERP from 270 to 700 ms. In general, the later onset of early Nd with more difficult between‐source discriminations could be attributed to the later onset of the positivity in unattended ERPs. A number of hypotheses were advanced for the origin of the unattended positivity: the suppression of the later of two negative components in the 100–220‐ms range, an enhanced P2 component, an endogenous positivity, or the resolution of a protracted negativity elicited by preceding attended stimuli. Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Date


  • 1993

Citation


  • MICHIE, P. T., SOLOWIJ, N., CRAWFORD, J. M., & GLUE, L. C. (1993). The effects of between¿source discriminability on attended and unattended auditory ERPs. Psychophysiology, 30(2), 205-220. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.1993.tb01733.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0027516431

Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 220

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Event‐related potentials (ERPs) for tone pips from attended and unattended sources, which varied on discriminability, were compared with ERPs for the same stimuli recorded during performance of a visual task. This comparison revealed that Nd, the negative shift of attended relative to unattended ERPs, consisted of three components: a negativity in the attended ERP from 100 to 270 ms, a positivity in the unattended ERP from 170 ms to the end of the epoch, and a second negativity in the attended ERP from 270 to 700 ms. In general, the later onset of early Nd with more difficult between‐source discriminations could be attributed to the later onset of the positivity in unattended ERPs. A number of hypotheses were advanced for the origin of the unattended positivity: the suppression of the later of two negative components in the 100–220‐ms range, an enhanced P2 component, an endogenous positivity, or the resolution of a protracted negativity elicited by preceding attended stimuli. Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Date


  • 1993

Citation


  • MICHIE, P. T., SOLOWIJ, N., CRAWFORD, J. M., & GLUE, L. C. (1993). The effects of between¿source discriminability on attended and unattended auditory ERPs. Psychophysiology, 30(2), 205-220. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.1993.tb01733.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0027516431

Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 220

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 2