Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 242–250 | Cite as

Perceptuo-motor effects of response-distractor compatibility in speech: beyond phonemic identity

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Abstract

Previous studies have found faster response times in a production task when a speaker perceives a distractor syllable that is identical to the syllable they are required to produce. No study has found such effects when a response and a distractor are not identical but share parameters below the level of the phoneme. Results from Experiment 1 show some evidence of a response-time effect of response-distractor voicing congruency. Experiment 2 showed a robust effect of articulator congruency: perceiving a distractor that has the same articulatory organ as that implicated in the planned motor response speeds up response times. These results necessitate a more direct and specific formulation of the perception-production link than warranted by previous experimental evidence. Implications for theories of speech production are also discussed.

Keywords

Speech perception Speech production Motor planning/programming Psycholinguistics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Speech Production LaboratoryThe Graduate Center of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Haskins LaboratoriesNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of LinguisticsUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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