Acoustical Science and Technology
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Phonemic restoration: The brain creates missing speech sounds
Makio Kashino
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Keywords: Speech, Perception, Illusion
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2006 Volume 27 Issue 6 Pages 318-321

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Abstract

Under certain conditions, sounds actually missing from a speech signal can be synthesized by the brain and clearly heard. This illusory phenomenon, known as the phonemic restoration effect, reveals the sophisticated capability of the brain underlying robust speech perception in noisy situations often encountered in daily life. In this article, basic aspects of the phonemic restoration effect are described with audio demonstrations.

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