Mismatch Response to Polysyllabic Nonwords: A Neurophysiological Signature of Language Learning Capacity

Conclusions/Significance
Our data thus confirm that people who are poorer at nonword repetition are less efficient in early processing of polysyllabic speech materials, but this impairment is not attributable to deficits in low level auditory discrimination. We conclude by discussing the significance of the observed relationship between LDN amplitude and nonword repetition ability and describe how this relatively little understood ERP component provides a biological window onto processes required for successful language learning.

from PLoS ONE

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