Imitation during phoneme production

@article{Gentilucci2007ImitationDP,
  title={Imitation during phoneme production},
  author={Maurizio Gentilucci and Paolo Bernardis},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={608-615}
}
Does listening to and observing the speaking interlocutor influence phoneme production? In two experiments female participants were required to recognize and, then, to repeat the string-of-phonemes /aba/ presented by actors visually, acoustically and audiovisually. In experiment 1 a male actor presented the string-of-phonemes and the participants' lip kinematics and voice spectra were compared with those of a reading control condition. In experiment 2 female and male actors presented the string… 
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