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Lecture 2 PSYA02 Notes Language Pt.I Speech and Comprehension: Perceiving Verbal Behaviour, Understanding Verbal Behaviour and Brain Mechanisms of Verbal Behaviour Languague An orderly system of communication from a finite number of rules in a language, a normal adult can produce an infinite number of sentences Most complex ability that humans possess equips our species in a unique way from other species. We can benefit from others experiences and our own. As well, we are able to store our language ( the temporal and spatial boundaries are limitless). Most impt. Of all social behaviours (apart from sexual) Perceiving Verbal Behaviour Recognition of Speech Sounds Phonemes (basic): smallest unit of sound that contributes to the meaning of a spoken word (e.g. syllable) Context affects the perception of phonemes (e.g. sounds that precede and follow each phoneme) Experiment by Ganong: He created a novel speech sound that lies between the sounds
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  • Winter '09
  • Joordens
  • Broca, Verbal Behaviour

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