A human sound transducer/reproducer: Temporal capabilities of a profoundly echolalic child

  title={A human sound transducer/reproducer: Temporal capabilities of a profoundly echolalic child},
  author={W. Fay and Ralph O. Colleman},
  journal={Brain and Language},
Abstract Stimulus-echo latencies of a blind, severely echolalic child were measured to assess the capabilities of spontaneous transduction/reproduction of a verbal signal. Mean offset-to-onset latencies of 270 msec and onset-to-onset latencies of 792 msec are comparable to laboratory reaction times for syllable imitation. Results are considered within the theoretical context of physiological speech, i.e., externalized exposure of a psittacine level of verbal processing divorced from semantic… Expand

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