Are Speech Production and Speech Comprehension Distinct Processes?
It has more than once been postulated that speech comprehension and speech production have many features in common or are largely interdependent. Probably the most extreme view of this interdependence is the so-called motor theory of speech perception, which implies that before an incoming verbal message can be understood it has to be re-articulated by the hearer, who uses the feedback of his own speech movements to decode the input he has received.
KeywordsSpeech Perception Speech Production Motor Theory Verbal Comprehension Dominant Hemisphere
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