Perceptual learning in speech: stability over time.

  title={Perceptual learning in speech: stability over time.},
  author={Frank Eisner and James M. McQueen},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={119 4},
Perceptual representations of phonemes are flexible and adapt rapidly to accommodate idiosyncratic articulation in the speech of a particular talker. This letter addresses whether such adjustments remain stable over time and under exposure to other talkers. During exposure to a story, listeners learned to interpret an ambiguous sound as [f] or [s]. Perceptual adjustments measured after 12 h were as robust as those measured immediately after learning. Equivalent effects were found when listeners… CONTINUE READING
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