publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Auditory Selective Attention: an introduction and evidence for distinct facilitation and inhibition mechanisms

Mikyska, Constanze Elisabeth Anna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Mar 2012
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Objective Auditory selective attention is a complex brain function that is still not completely understood. The classic example is the so-called “cocktail party effect” (Cherry, 1953), which describes the impressive ability to focus one’s attention on a single voice from a multitude of voices. This means that particular stimuli in the environment are enhanced in contrast to other ones of lower priority that are ignored. To be able to understand how attention can influence the perception and processing of sound, background knowledge is essential. One aim of this dissertation is to provide an overview of already existing literature. Therefore, the auditory system ...
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free text keywords: Aufmerksamkeit, auditorisch, EEG, Elektrophysiologie, Medizinische Fakultät -ohne weitere Spezifikation-, ddc:610
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