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Speech perception in the human infant and rhesus monkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  827959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In summary, a complete understanding of the development of infant speech perception requires not only research guided by efforts to construct an ontogenetic timetable of the infant's speech discriminative abilities, but investigations of the phylogenetic bases of these ontogenetic abilities, and much more concern for how the microgenetic development of speech perception affects our assessment of ontogenetic and phylogenetic development. The data presented in this paper on the categorical discrimination of place of articulation in rhesus monkeys and human infants illustrates the importance of considering phylogenetic and microgenetic aspects of development in explaining the origin of some of the infant's phonetic capabilities. In addition to continuing to explore the upper bounds of the infant's "phonetic" perceptual abilities, the adaptation of feature detectors, and short-term memory processes in the assessment of infant and non-human primate speech discrimination. Only then we will be able to appreciate fully the significance of a study demonstrating categorical discrimination in human infants .
P A Morse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  280     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-31     Completed Date:  1977-03-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-707     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Perception* / physiology
Discrimination (Psychology)
Heart Rate
Macaca* / physiology
Macaca mulatta* / physiology
Memory, Short-Term
Sucking Behavior

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