The motor theory of speech perception revised

@article{Liberman1985TheMT,
  title={The motor theory of speech perception revised},
  author={Alvin M. Liberman and Ignatius G. Mattingly},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1985},
  volume={21},
  pages={1-36}
}
A motor theory of speech perception, initially proposed to account for results of early experiments with synthetic speech, is now extensively revised to accommodate recent findings, and to relate the assumptions of the theory to those that might be made about other perceptual modes. According to the revised theory, phonetic information is perceived in a biologically distinct system, a ‘module’ specialized to detect the intended gestures of the speaker that are the basis for phonetic categories… Expand
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