Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Phoneme Restoration Effect and Other Audio Illusions by Allison Caruso

During the course of our last class, we discussed an audio illusion conducted by Warren in which listeners heard a sentence that contained a phoneme masked by a cough. The participants were tasked with identifying where the cough occurred in the sentence. The result, listeners could not tell the position and did not notice that the phoneme was missing. This is what we have come to know as the phoneme restoration effect. The following video talks about this and some other audio illusions such as the speech to song illusion, the tritone paradox, and phantom words illusion. They are all extremely interesting and coincide with our current speech perception slides.

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