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Event coding as feature guessing: The lessons of the motor theory of speech perception

  • Bruno Galantucci (a1), Carol A. Fowler (a2) and M. T. Turvey (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 October 2001

The claim that perception and action are commonly coded because they are indistinguishable at the distal level is crucial for theories of cognition. However, the consequences of this claim run deep, and the Theory of Event Coding (TEC) is not up to the challenge it poses. We illustrate why through a brief review of the evidence that led to the motor theory of speech perception.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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