Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Levelt et al.: Lexical access in speech production

Parsimonious feedback

Padraig G. O'Seaghdha a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015 [email protected]


The insistence on strict seriality and the proscription of feedback in phonological encoding place counterproductive limitations on the theory and WEAVER++ model. Parsimony cannot be stipulated as a property of the language system itself. Lifting the methodological prohibition on feedback would allow free exploration of its functionality in relation to the substantial content of this major research program.