Alpha activity marking word boundaries mediates speech segmentation.

@article{Shahin2012AlphaAM,
  title={Alpha activity marking word boundaries mediates speech segmentation.},
  author={Antoine J. Shahin and Mark A. Pitt},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={3740-8}
}
This study examined the neurophysiological mechanisms of speech segmentation, the process of parsing the continuous speech signal into isolated words. Individuals listened to sequences of two monosyllabic words (e.g. gas source) and non-words (e.g. nas sorf). When these phrases are spoken, talkers usually produce one continuous s-sound, not two distinct s… CONTINUE READING