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Kevin Spencer kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu
Thu Sep 25 10:31:37 EST 1997

Gaudet Normand <gaudetno at MAGELLAN.UMontreal.CA> writes:


>I'm a M. Sc. Neuropsychology student.

>My research will focus on a characteristic found in music and word

>Technically, I use E.R.P. (Event Related Potential).  

>I would like to have more information on the N400 component (the one that
>behaves negatively and approximatively 400ms after the stimulus).

>I scanned Current Contents and had few hints.

>Help would be highly appreciated.

>Normand Gaudet

I think Current Contents only has recent articles, so you're missing
most of the research -- you should try a literature search with a database
like PsycInfo.  There has been a lot of research done on N400 in language
and music paradigms, among others.  For specific authors, a couple to
look for would be Marta Kutas (discoverer of N400, with Steve Hillyard)
and (Marie?) Besson, who has done research on music perception with the

Kevin Spencer
Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory
Dept. of Psychology and Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu

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