Selective attention to phonology dynamically modulates initial encoding of auditory words within the left hemisphere.
Bottom Line: Selective attention to phonology produced distinct early and late topographic ERP effects during stimulus encoding.Data-driven source localization analyses revealed that selective attention to phonology led to significantly greater recruitment of left-lateralized posterior and extensive temporal regions, which was notably concurrent with the rhyme-relevant information within the word.Furthermore, selective attention effects were specific to auditory stimulus encoding and not observed in response to cues, arguing against the notion that they reflect sustained task setting.
Affiliation: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Study Center, New York University, USA.Show MeSH
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Mentions: TANOVAs at each time point revealed that selective attention to pho nology produced robust effects in six distinct intervals: 248–298, 330–364, 496–542, 564–628, 694–732, and 804–836 ms (Fig. 1 top; Fig. 2).
Affiliation: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Study Center, New York University, USA.