The right hemisphere and temporal processing of consonant transition durations: Electrophysiological correlates

Dennis L. Molfese, Robin A. Buhrke, Selina L. Wang

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Auditory evoked responses (AER) were recorded from frontal, temporal, and parietal scalp regions to a series of consonant-vowel syllables which varied in the duration of the consonant transition. Multivariate analyses of the AER waveforms identified one component of the AERs occurring only over right hemisphere regions which discriminated between differences in transition durations. A second component detected over only left hemisphere areas discriminated differences in place of articulation. These data are consistent with previous behavioral and electrophysiological reports that the right hemisphere is sensitive to temporal discriminations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-62
Number of pages14
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing

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