The Psychophysics of Speech Perception

  • M. E. H. Schouten

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Relevance of Psychophysics for Speech Perception

  3. Separation of Acoustic Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. C. J. Darwin, Roy B. Gardner
      Pages 112-124
    3. Quentin Summerfield, Peter Assmann
      Pages 140-150
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 151-152
  4. Dynamic Aspects

  5. Timbre (Peripheral Constraints and Central Processes in the Perception of Complex Signals)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Hartmut Traunmüller
      Pages 293-305
    3. David M. Green, Leslie R. Bernstein
      Pages 314-327
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 328-330
  6. Physiological Correlates of Speech Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Hartmut Traunmüller
      Pages 377-384
    3. J. Wiebe Horst, Eric Javel, Glenn R. Farley
      Pages 385-392
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 400-402
  7. Primary Speech Percepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 444-445
  8. Psychophysics and Speech Perception in the Hearing-Impaired

About this book


The following is a passage from our application for NATO­ sponsorship: "In the main, the participants in this workshop on the Psychophysics of Speech Perception come from two areas of research: - one area is that of speech perception researc,h, in which the perception of speech sounds is investigated; - the other area is that of psychoacoustics, or auditory psychophysics, in which the perception of simple non-speech sounds, such as pure tones or noise bursts, is investigated, in order to determine the properties of the hearing mechanism. Al though there is widespread agreement among both speech researchers and auditory psychophysicists that there should be a great deal of co-operation between them, the two areas have, generally speaking, remained separate, each with its own research questions, paradigms, and above all, traditions. Psychoacousticians have, so far, continued to investigate the peripheral hearing organ by means of simple sounds, regarding the preoccupations of speech researchers as too many near-empty theories in need of a more solid factual base. Speech perception researchers, on the other hand, have continued to investigate the way human listeners classify vowels and consonants, claiming that psychoacoustics is not concerned with normal, everyday, human perception.


Klang Phonem memory perception psychophysics speech processing

Editors and affiliations

  • M. E. H. Schouten
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhoneticsUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8123-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3629-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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