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MIDTERM NOTES - CHAPTER 10 – LANGUAGE.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Winter

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MIDTERM NOTES CHAPTER 10LANGUAGE SPEECH AND COMPREHENSION Perception of Speech Recognition of Speech Sounds Recognizing audible sounds is recognizing the patterns underlying speech notjust the sounds Using fMRI found some regions of brain responded more when hearing human vocalization than only natural sounds When analyzing detailed information of speech left hemisphere plays bigger role Analysis of speech begins with phonemes minimum unit of sound that conveys meaning Voice onset time delay between initial sound of a consonant and the onset of vibration of the vocal cords Is one distinction of phonemes we can detect allows for us to distinguish between p and b Delay between p and ah in pa is 006seconds Ganongperception of phoneme affected by what follow itComputer sound between g and k perceived as g or k if followed by ift or issWe recognize sounds in larger pieces than phonemes Morphemessmallest unit of meaning in language Recognition of Words in Continuous Speech The Importance of Learning and Context
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