PSY270H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Frontal Lobe, Parsing, Aspirin

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Language is a system of communication using sounds or symbols that enables us to express our feelings, thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Studying language psycholinguistics, the field concerned with psychological study of language. Components of words the two smallest units of language are phonemes, which refer to sounds and morphemes, which refer to meanings phonemes: the shortest segment of speech that if changed changes the meaning of a word. How perceiving sounds and letters is affected by meaning. The phonemic restoration effect: occurs when phonemes are perceived in speech when the sound of the phoneme is covered up by an extraneous noise, experiment. Subjects listen to a recording of the sentence the state governors met with their respective legislatures governing in the capital city. Replaced the s in legislatures with the sound of a cough and asked his subjects to indicate where in the sentence the cough occurred. No one noticed that the s in legislature was missing.

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