Entrainment, segmentation, and decoding: three necessary computations for speech comprehension
- Speech Representation, Perception and Recognition
David Poeppel, Max-Planck-Institute and NYU
Abstract: Neurophysiological experiments demonstrate that auditory cortical activity entrains to continuous speech. This entrainment, building on neural oscillations, underlies segmentation, and the segmented chunks in turn form the basis for decoding. To make contact with the stored representations (roughly, words) that form the basis of recognition, these operations are all necessary.