LINGUIST List 9.79

Mon Jan 19 1998

Books: Avail for Review: Massaro, Speech Perception

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Message 1: Available for Review: Massaro 98 -

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 10:27:44 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew Carnie <>
Subject: Available for Review: Massaro 98 -

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Massaro, Dominic (1998) Perceiving Talking Faces: From Speech Perception
	to a Behavioral Principle. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Pattern Recognition is deemed central to cognition. It appears to follow
an optimal algorithm in a wide variety of behaviors and situations. 
_Perceiving Talking Faces_ proposes an invariant law of pattern recognition
to describe how multiple sources of continuously perceived information,
such as auditory and visual speech input are processed to achieve 
perception of a category. The book details the author's extensive series
of experiments on the use of multiple cues in speech perception and
other domains, and unifies teh results under the fuzzy logical model 
of perception. 

The volume includes a CD rom. The reviewer of this volume will be
expected to review both the book and the CD rom.
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