Long-term temporal tracking of speech rate affects spoken-word recognition.

@article{BaeseBerk2014LongtermTT,
  title={Long-term temporal tracking of speech rate affects spoken-word recognition.},
  author={Melissa M. Baese-Berk and Christopher C. Heffner and Laura Dilley and Mark A. Pitt and Tuuli H. Morrill and J. Devin McAuley},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={1546-53}
}
Humans unconsciously track a wide array of distributional characteristics in their sensory environment. Recent research in spoken-language processing has demonstrated that the speech rate surrounding a target region within an utterance influences which words, and how many words, listeners hear later in that utterance. On the basis of hypotheses that listeners track timing information in speech over long timescales, we investigated the possibility that the perception of words is sensitive to… CONTINUE READING
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