Hearing speech sounds: top-down influences on the interface between audition and speech perception.

@article{Davis2007HearingSS,
  title={Hearing speech sounds: top-down influences on the interface between audition and speech perception.},
  author={Matthew H. Davis and Ingrid S. Johnsrude},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={2007},
  volume={229 1-2},
  pages={132-47}
}
This paper focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms of speech perception: the rapid, and highly automatic processes by which complex time-varying speech signals are perceived as sequences of meaningful linguistic units. We will review four processes that contribute to the perception of speech: perceptual grouping, lexical segmentation, perceptual learning and categorical perception, in each case presenting perceptual evidence to support highly interactive processes with top-down… CONTINUE READING

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