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    An on-line task for contrasting auditory processing in the verbal and nonverbal domains and norms for younger and older adults

    Saygin, A.P. and Dick, Frederic and Bates, E. (2005) An on-line task for contrasting auditory processing in the verbal and nonverbal domains and norms for younger and older adults. Behavior Research Methods 37 (1), pp. 99-110. ISSN 1554-3528.

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    Abstract

    Contrasting linguistic and nonlinguistic processing has been of interest to many researchers with different scientific, theoretical, or clinical questions. However, previous work on this type of comparative analysis and experimentation has been limited. In particular, little is known about the differences and similarities between the perceptual, cognitive, and neural processing of nonverbal environmental sounds and that of speech sounds. With the aim of contrasting verbal and nonverbal processing in the auditory modality, we developed a new on-line measure that can be administered to subjects from different clinical, neurological, or sociocultural groups. This is an on-line task of sound to picture matching, in which the sounds are either environmental sounds or their linguistic equivalents and which is controlled for potential task and item confounds across the two sound types. Here, we describe the design and development of our measure and report norming data for healthy subjects from two different adult age groups: younger adults (18–24 years of age) and older adults (54–78 years of age). We also outline other populations to which the test has been or is being administered. In addition to the results reported here, the test can be useful to other researchers who are interested in systematically contrasting verbal and nonverbal auditory processing in other populations.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 13:42
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 13:42
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29991

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