Evoked response correlate of symbol and significate

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Science  14 Jul 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4351, pp. 169-171
DOI: 10.1126/science.663648


Changing the source and intensity of the auditory signal to six trained cats responding to meaningful auditory stimuli permits exogenous and endogenous processes in the auditory evoked potential to be separated. For short-latency exogenous processes, latency and amplitude depend on the parameters of the physical stimulus. However, the amplitude and shape of longer-latency endogenous processes are essentially independent of the location and intensity of the signal source and seem to be invariant concomitants of the significance of the signal.

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