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A new model of sensorimotor coupling in the development of speech

Westermann, G and Miranda, E R (2004) A new model of sensorimotor coupling in the development of speech. Brain and Language, 89 (2). pp. 393-400. ISSN 1090-2155

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Abstract

We present a computational model that learns a Coupling between motor parameters and their sensory consequences in vocal production during a babbling phase. Based on the Coupling, preferred motor parameters and prototypically perceived sounds develop concurrently. Exposure to an ambient language modifies perception to coincide with the Sounds from the language. The model develops motor mirror neurons that are active when an external sound is perceived. An extension to visual mirror neurons for oral gestures is suggested. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Brain and Language
Uncontrolled Keywords: PREMOTOR CORTEX ; PERCEPTION ; INFANT ; DISCRIMINATION ; RECOGNITION ; ACQUISITION ; LANGUAGE
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 50899
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2011 15:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:44
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50899

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