Depolarizing the perceptual magnet effect.

  title={Depolarizing the perceptual magnet effect.},
  author={Andrew J. Lotto and Keith R. Kluender and Lori L. Holt},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={103 6},
In recent years there has been a great deal of interest in demonstrations of the so-called "Perceptual-Magnet Effect" (PME). In these studies, AX-discrimination tasks purportedly reveal that discriminability of speech sounds from a single category varies with judged phonetic "goodness" of the sounds. However, one possible confound is that category membership is determined by identification of sounds in isolation, whereas, discrimination tasks include pairs of stimuli. In the first experiment of… CONTINUE READING

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