Prelinguistic infants recognized structural correspondences in acoustic and optic properties of synchronized, naturally spoken disyllables, but did so only when they were looking to their right sides. This result suggests that intermodal speech perception is facilitated by rightward orientation of attention and subserved by the left hemisphere.
Categorical perception of a synthetic /r/-/l/ continuum was investigated with Japanese bilinguals at two levels of English language experience. The Inexperienced Japanese group, referred to as NOT Experienced, had had little or no previous training in English conversation. The Experienced Japanese had had intensive training in English conversation by native… (More)