Categorical perception of nonspeech chirps and bleats.

  title={Categorical perception of nonspeech chirps and bleats.},
  author={Richard Pastore and Xing Fang Li and J K Layer},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={48 2},
Mattingly, Liberman, Syrdal, and Halwes, (1971) claimed to demonstrate that subjects cannot classify nonspeech chirp and bleat continua, but that they can classify into three categories a syllable place continuum whose variation is physically identical to the nonspeech chirp and bleat continua. This finding for F2 transitions, as well as similar findings for F3 transitions, has been cited as one source of support for theories that different modes or modules underlie the perception of speech and… CONTINUE READING

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