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Rhythmic training decreases latency-jitter of omission evoked potentials (OEPs) in humans

Jongsma, Marijtje L.A. and Quian Quiroga, Rodrigo and van Rijn, Clementina M. (2004) Rhythmic training decreases latency-jitter of omission evoked potentials (OEPs) in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 355 (3). pp. 189-192. ISSN 0304-3940.

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In this study omission evoked potentials (OEPs) were studied in rhythmic experts (n=12) and non-musicians (n=12). Trains of auditory stimuli were presented. Trials (n=90) contained five omissions and started with a random number of beats, thus making every first omission unpredictable. Participants had to tap along with the first beat after the fifth omission (n=90), thus determining timing-accuracy. Single-trial OEPs elicited by every first omission were obtained by means of wavelet denoising allowing determination of latency-jitter. Clear OEPs, consisting of a slow positive wave, maximal over Pz, were observed in response to unpredictable omissions. No group differences in OEPs amplitudes or latencies were observed. However, rhythmic experts showed less latency-jitter of both the OEPs positive wave and of behavioral responses compared with non-musicians.

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Additional Information:c2003 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Received 21 August 2003; received in revised form 31 October 2003; accepted 31 October 2003; available online 9 December 2003. This project was supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO VENI project nr. 451-02-026 ‘It is all in the rhythm’. We hereby greatly acknowledge Peter Desain and Henkjan Honing for their valuable input, Kathleen Jenks for gathering part of the data, Gerard van Oijen and Paul Trilsbeek for technical support and Elsbeth Jongsma for language corrections.
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Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO VENI project451-02-026
Subject Keywords:Event-related potentials; Omitted stimuli; P300; Rhythm; Music; Timing accuracy; Latency-jitter
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Official Citation:Marijtje L.A. Jongsma, Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Clementina M. van Rijn, Rhythmic training decreases latency-jitter of omission evoked potentials (OEPs) in humans, Neuroscience Letters, Volume 355, Issue 3, 30 January 2004, Pages 189-192, ISSN 0304-3940, (
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