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Articulatory consequences of prediction during comprehension
  It has been proposed that speech-motor activation observed during comprehension may, in part, reflect involvement of the speech-motor system in the top-down simulation of upcoming material [14]. In the current study we employed an automated approach to the analysis of ultrasound tongue imaging in order to investigate whether comprehension-elicited effects are observable at an articulatory-output level.
We investigated whether and how lexical predictions affect speech-motor output. Effects were found at a relatively early point during the pre-acoustic phase of articulation, and did not appear to be predicated upon the nature of the phonological-overlap between predicted and named items. In these respects effects related to comprehension-elicited predictions appear to differ in nature from those observed in production and perception experiments.

  • Date:

    03 August 2015

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    P Language and Literature

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    400 Language

  • Funders:

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Drake, E., Schaeffler, S., & Corley, M. (2015). Articulatory consequences of prediction during comprehension. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), ICPhS Proceedings 2015



Dynamic ultrasound tongue imaging, predictive coding, comprehension, production

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