Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Phonemic organization does not occur: Hence no feedback

Richard M. Warren a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201


I agree with Norris et al. that feedback to a phonemic level is never necessary, but disagree strongly with their reason why this is true. I believe the available evidence indicates that there is no feedback because there is no phonemic level employed in the perceptual processing of speech.