The Handbook of Cognition provides a definitive synthesis of the most up-to-date and advanced work in cognitive psychology in a single volume. The editors have gathered together a team of world-leading researchers in specialist areas of the field, both traditional and `hot' new areas, to present a benchmark - in terms of theoretical insight and advances in methodology - of the discipline. This book contains a thorough overview of the most significant and current research in cognitive psychology that will serve this academic community like no other volume.
The core process in speech perception is word recognition. If someone tells you Jim chose cucumber-green paper to wrap the present in, the only way you can come to understand this utterance is to map the auditory information in the speech signal onto your stored knowledge about the sound forms of the words of your language. Given that you usually do not know in advance what someone is going to say, and that every talker has an infinity of possible utterances to choose from, the only way you can decode any particular message is to recognize each of the words in that message (since the words do come from a finite set). This may sound trivial and, indeed, spoken word recognition ...