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
a2 Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT 06511; Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269; Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520


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.