Mismatch negativity (MMN): perspectives for application
Journal/Book: Int J Psychophysiol. 2000; 37: PO Box 211, 1000 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands. Elsevier Science Bv. 3-10.
Abstract: This article discusses the reasons of the wide applicability of the mismatch negativity (MMN) generated by the brain's automatic response to change in auditory stimulation. Essential here is that the MMN land its magnetic equivalent MMNm) currently provides the only objective measure of the central auditory function. The MMN can be measured in the absence of attention and without any task requirements, which makes it particularly suitable for testing different clinical populations and infants.
Note: Article Naatanen R, Univ Helsinki, Cognit Brain Res Unit, POB 13, Meritullinkatu 1, FIN-00014 Helsinki, FINLAND
Keyword(s): mismatch negativity (MMN); central auditory brain function; clinical applications; clinical psychophysiology; AUDITORY SENSORY MEMORY; EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS; COCHLEAR-IMPLANT USERS; SELECTIVE-ATTENTION; HUMAN BRAIN; ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNS; PHONEME REPRESENTATIONS; STIMULUS DEVIANCE; INFANT BRAIN; RESPONSES