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Perceptual learning for speech
Adult language users have an enormous amount of experience with speech in their native language. As a result, they have very well-developed processes for categorizing the sounds of speech that theyExpand
Perceptual learning for speech: Is there a return to normal?
Recent work on perceptual learning shows that listeners' phonemic representations dynamically adjust to reflect the speech they hear (Norris, McQueen, & Cutler, 2003). We investigate how theExpand
Phonemic restoration: insights from a new methodology.
  • A. Samuel
  • Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 1981
Phonemic restoration is a powerful auditory illusion in which listeners "hear" parts of words that are not really there. In earlier studies of the illusion, segments of words (phonemes) were replacedExpand
Generalization in perceptual learning for speech
Lexical context strongly influences listeners’ identification of ambiguous sounds. For example, a sound midway between /f/ and /s/ is reported as /f/ in “sheri_’” but as /s/ in “Pari_.” Norris,Expand
Perceptual adjustments to multiple speakers
Abstract Different speakers may pronounce the same sounds very differently, yet listeners have little difficulty perceiving speech accurately. Recent research suggests that listeners adjust theirExpand
Lexical configuration and lexical engagement: When adults learn new words
People know thousands of words in their native language, and each of these words must be learned at some time in the person's lifetime. A large number of these words will be learned when the personExpand
Inhibition of return: A graphical meta-analysis of its time course and an empirical test of its temporal and spatial properties
  • A. Samuel, D. Kat
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic bulletin & review
  • 1 December 2003
Immediately after a stimulus appears in the visual field, there is often a short period of facilitated processing of stimuli at or near this location. This period is followed by one in whichExpand
Does lexical information influence the perceptual restoration of phonemes
A critical issue in modeling speech perception is whether lexical representations can affect lower level (e.g., phonemic) processing. Phonemic restoration studies have provided support for suchExpand
Perception of Mandarin Lexical Tones when F0 Information is Neutralized
In tone languages, the identity of a word depends on its tone pattern as well as its phonetic structure. The primary cue to tone identity is the fundamental frequency (F0) contour. Two experimentsExpand
The effect of experience on the perception and representation of dialect variants
The task of recognizing spoken words is notoriously difficult. Once dialectal variation is considered, the difficulty of this task increases. When living in a new dialect region, however, processingExpand