Journal article

Visual mismatch responses index surprise signalling but not expectation suppression

Daniel Feuerriegel, Jane Yook, Genevieve L Quek, Hinze Hogendoorn, Stefan Bode



The ability to distinguish between commonplace and unusual sensory events is critical for efficient learning and adaptive behaviour. This has been investigated using oddball designs in which sequences of often-appearing (i.e., expected) stimuli are interspersed with rare (i.e., surprising) deviants. Resulting differences in electrophysiological responses following surprising compared to expected stimuli are known as visual mismatch responses (VMRs). VMRs are thought to index co-occurring contributions of stimulus repetition effects, expectation suppression (that occurs when one's expectations are fulfilled), and expectation violation (i.e., surprise) responses; however, these different effec..

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Awarded by European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant awarded to D.F., a European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship awarded to G.L.Q. (841909), and Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grants awarded to H.H. (DP180102268) and S.B. (DP160103353). Funding sources had no role in study design, data collection, analysis or interpretation of results.