A sensory-attentional account of speech perception

Howard C. Nusbaum, Jeremy I. Skipper, Steven L. Small

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Although sensorimotor contingencies may explain visual perception, it is difficult to extend this concept to speech perception. However, the basic concept of perception as active hypothesis testing using attention does extend well to speech perception. We propose that the concept of sensorimotor contingencies can be broadened to sensory-attentional contingencies, thereby accounting for speech perception as well as vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)995-996
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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