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Abstractions, predictions, and speech sound representations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 June 2020

Mathias Scharinger*
Phonetics Research Group, Department of German Linguistics, Philipps-University, 35032Marburg, Germany. mathias.scharinger@gmail.com Center for Mind, Brain & Behavior, 35032MarburgGermany


Gilead et al. provide a unified account of predictive cognition in which abstract representations play an essential role. Although acknowledging the similarity to linguistic concepts toward the higher end of the proposed abstraction gradient, Gilead et al. do not consider the potential of their account to embrace phonetic and phonological speech sound representations and their neural bases.

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