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Unformatted text preview: Speech Perception Categorical perception: Infants and adults can perceive speech sounds as belonging to discrete categories (such as that /b/ and /p/ are on a similar acoustic continuum but are different sounds). Everyone says words differently when pronouncing.. acoustical analysis is different for all pple.. Young children are better than adults in distinguishing phonemic contrasts that are not made in their own language. Phonemic contrast ability appears to be present at birth and independent of experience. ex.. no experience hearing hinidi.. but babies are better able to distinguish the hindi pronunciations.. *The conditioned head turn task ba, ba, ba, ba.. then change to pa, pa, pa and turn on a lighting bunny thinking the bunny will light up when changing.. they look right away.....
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