Towards the possible clinical application of the mismatch negativity component of event-related potentials

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)


The mismatch negativity (MMN) is an event-related potential component that signifies neurophysiological processing of fine acoustic differences. The MMN indicates attention-independent change detection, reflects auditory sensory memory and provides a physiological measure of difference sensitivity. This paper will provide an overview of current research where results gained by MMN testing in different patient groups were central to the interpretation of an assumed abnormality of processing or storing acoustic features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-369
Number of pages16
JournalAudiology and Neuro-Otology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997



  • Automatic versus controlled processing
  • Clinical application
  • Difference sensitivity
  • Memory trace decay
  • Mismatch negativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing

Cite this