Speech Perception from a Neurophysiological Perspective

  • Anne-Lise Giraud
  • David Poeppel
Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 43)


Of all the signals human auditory cortex has to process, the one with the most compelling relevance to the listener is arguably speech. Parsing and decoding speech—the conspecific signal affording the most rapid and most precise transmission of information—must be considered one of the principal challenges of the auditory system. This chapter concentrates on what speech perception entails and what the constituent operations might be, emphasizing a neurophysiological perspective.


Speech Signal Speech Perception Auditory Cortex Superior Temporal Sulcus Theta Rhythm 
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The preparation of this manuscript was supported by CNRS to A. L. G. and NIH 2R01DC05660 to D. P.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inserm U960, Département d’Etudes CognitivesEcole Normale SupérieureParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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