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ERIC Number: EJ1151220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Speech-Processing Fatigue in Children: Auditory Event-Related Potential and Behavioral Measures
Key, Alexandra P.; Gustafson, Samantha J.; Rentmeester, Lindsey; Hornsby, Benjamin W. Y.; Bess, Fred H.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v60 n7 p2090-2104 Jul 2017
Purpose: Fatigue related to speech processing is an understudied area that may have significant negative effects, especially in children who spend the majority of their school days listening to classroom instruction. Method: This study examined the feasibility of using auditory P300 responses and behavioral indices (lapses of attention and self-report) to measure fatigue resulting from sustained listening demands in 27 children (M = 9.28 years). Results: Consistent with predictions, increased lapses of attention, longer reaction times, reduced P300 amplitudes to infrequent target stimuli, and self-report of greater fatigue were observed after the completion of a series of demanding listening tasks compared with the baseline values. The event-related potential responses correlated with the behavioral measures of performance. Conclusion: These findings suggest that neural and behavioral responses indexing attention and processing resources show promise as effective markers of fatigue in children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A110266; P30HD15052; U54HD083211; UL1TR000445