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Work in our laboratory is aimed at understanding the processes and representations involved in the human's remarkable capacity to recognize spoken language so rapidly and accurately. In particular, we are interested in the processes and representations that support spoken word recognition.

Our work on processing focuses primarily on two models of spoken word recognition: The Neighborhood Activation Model and PARSYN. These models attempt to account for the nature of lexical activation and competition, as well as the role of probabilistic phonotactics.

Our work on representation examines the nature of sound-based representations in the mental lexicon, in particular their abstractness and specificity.

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Language Perception Laboratory
Department of Psychology, Park Hall
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260
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