Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Features and feedback

Tobey L. Doeleman a1, Joan A. Sereno a2, Allard Jongman a2 and Sara C. Sereno a3
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 [email protected]
a2 Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-2140 {sereno; [email protected]{Sereno; Jongman}.html
a3 Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QF Scotland, United Kingdom [email protected]


Our commentary outlines a number of arguments questioning an autonomous model of word recognition without feedback. Arguments are presented against the need for a phonemic decision stage and in support of a featural level in a model including feedback.