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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, Biology
    Psychonomic bulletin & review
  • 1 December 2003
This analysis showed that IOR is impressively stable for SOAs of 300-1,600 msec and showed that the literature does not provide any clear sense of the duration of IOR, and an empirical approach was taken to fill this gap in knowledge of the phenomenon.
Adaptation is automatic
The observed adaptation effect was just as large as in the control condition, indicating that adaptation is automatic, operating at an early, preattentive level.
More adaptation of speech by nonspeech.
  • D. Kat, A. Samuel
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 August 1984
The results indicate that the perceptual system is sensitive to whether the input is primarily periodic or aperiodic, regardless of whether it is speech or nonspeech.
Perception of intervocalic stop consonants: the contributions of closure duration and formant transitions.
Overall, the data indicate that the perception of a medial consonant is more than simply a (weighted) sum of its parts.
Which syllable does an intervocalic stop belong to? A selective adaptation study.
It is concluded that the perceptual system breaks down a vowel-consonant-vowel (VCV) utterance into a V-CV sequence, and the similarity of an intervocalic stop to a syllable-initial one is quite limited.
Reflections on and of the syllable: Does a medial consonant in a VCV belong to the first or second syllable?
Previous research has shown that adaptation effects in speech are position specific: consonant‐vowel (CV) syllables do not affect labeling of vowel‐consonant (VC} syllables, and vice versa. The
Using reaction times to explore the mechanisms of selective adaptation
Previous research has demonstrated that the identification shifts induced by selective adaptation are accompanied by reliable reaction time changes. For example, if a /ba/‐/da/ test series is used,
Are selective adaptation effects independent of cognitive load
Selective adaptation occurs through the repeated presentation of a sound (the ‘‘adaptor’’), and leads to a reduction in the perception of similar sounds. Adaptation has been used to investigate the
To /b/ or not to /b/: The interaction of intervocalic silence and consonantal transitions
The acoustic realization of a consonant depends upon its position in the syllable. For example in /bɑ/, there are rising transitions; in /ɑb/, there are falling transitions, and in/ɑbɑ/there may be