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Original Better form Why?
Sequence of repetitive stimuli Train of tone pips Shorter, more informative
Incoming stimulus Stimulus All stimuli come in.
There are some data suggesting Some data suggest Brevity
Somewhere in the modality-specific cortical regions In the modality-specific cortex Brevity
Monaural bursts were presented to the left ear. Bursts were presented to the left ear. Here, monaural is the only, obvious possibility.
Electric MMN MMN MMN is always electric, although its generators can be detected magnetically as well.
The estimated dipoles were at . . . The dipoles were estimated to lie at . . . Usually, the latter is meant.

Accuracy is not the same as precision.


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