Omission mismatch negativity builds up late

János Horváth, Dagmar Müller, Annekathrin Weise, Erich Schröger

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The mismatch negativity (MMN) event-related potential (ERP) is elicited by irregular sounds in a regular sound sequence. MMN depends on the length of the preceding regular stimulation: in repetitive sequences, changes following only two or three repetitions may elicit MMN. Thus, MMN builds up rapidly. Infrequent omissions in a repetitive sound sequence may also elicit an MMN-like waveform. In this study, the build-up of this omission-related ERP was investigated. Trains of two to nine tones with omissions at the penultimate stimulus positions were presented. Results showed no consistent omission-related ERP. In contrast, when omissions occurred with 9% probability among continuously presented tones, the omission-related waveform was elicited. Thus, the omission-related ERP builds up later than MMN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-541
Number of pages5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2010



  • Event-related potentials
  • Loudness summation
  • Mismatch negativity
  • Omission
  • Rebound response
  • Temporal window of integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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