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Dr. Paul Luce
Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Office: 206B/364 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 x. 203/364
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Summary of Research Interests:

Work in our laboratory is aimed at understanding the processes and representations involved in the human's remarkable capacity to recognize spoken language so rapidly and accurately. In particular, we are interested in evaluating and extending the Neighborhood Activation Model (NAM), a cognitive model of the processes by which we recognize spoken words. We have recently been evaluating a new computational model of recognition, called PARSYN, that attempts to account for effects of neighborhood activation and probabilistic phonotactics on the perception of spoken words.

Representative Publications:

  • Luce, P. A., Goldinger, S. D., & Vitevitch, M. S. (In Press). It's good . . . But is it ART? [Commentary on the article Merging information in speech recognition: Feedback is never necessary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Luce, P. A., Goldinger, S. D., Auer, E. T., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2000). Phonetic priming, neighborhood activation, and PARSYN. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 615-625.
  • Luce, P. A., & Large, N. (2000). Do spoken words have attractors? Proceedings of Spoken Word Access Procedures. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
  • Meyer, T. A., Pisoni, D. B., Luce, P. A., & Bilger, R. C. (In Press). An analysis of the psychometric and lexical neighborhood properties of the spondaic words. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.
  • Newman, R. S., Sawusch, J. R., & Luce, P. A. (2000). The influence of underspecification and phoneme frequency in speech perception. In M. B. Broe and J. B. Pierrehumbert (Eds.), Papers in Laboratory Phonology 5. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Luce, P. A., & Lyons, E. A. (1999). Processing lexically embedded spoken words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 174-183.



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