Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Merging auditory and visual phonetic information: A critical test for feedback?

Lawrence Brancazio a1 and Carol A. Fowler a2
a1 Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115 [email protected]
a2 Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT 06511; Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269; Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 [email protected]


The present description of the Merge model addresses only auditory, not audiovisual, speech perception. However, recent findings in the audiovisual domain are relevant to the model. We outline a test that we are conducting of the adequacy of Merge, modified to accept visual information about articulation.