Computational models in speech perception. Tuller, B. Journal of Phonetics, 31:503-507.
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In summary, theory, modeling, and experiment are not simply three alternative descriptions of a process. Rather, they must inform each other in order for each to progress. In Gaskell and Grossberg's focus papers we have two excellent examples of how this can occur, on very different explanatory levels. Theories and models guide new experiments, whose outcomes help shape theories and guide modeling. A somewhat different slant, and one that is far from universally accepted, is to look for the model predictions that are unexpected on other grounds (for example, from the existing behavioral literature). In our case, the unexpected logical consequences of the model, which could have proved it inadequate as a description of the behavior, helped further our understanding of which parameters can define perceptual states, can influence behavior, and can affect switching between categories. In the interplay of theory, experiment, and modeling lies true understanding.
@article{tuller_computational_2003,
	Author = {Tuller, Betty},
	Date = {2003},
	Date-Modified = {2016-09-24 18:56:16 +0000},
	Journal = {Journal of Phonetics},
	Keywords = {phonetics, speech perception},
	Pages = {503-507},
	Title = {Computational models in speech perception},
	Volume = {31},
	Abstract = {In summary, theory, modeling, and experiment are not simply three alternative descriptions of a process. Rather, they must inform each other in order for each to progress. In Gaskell and Grossberg's focus papers we have two excellent examples of how this can occur, on very different explanatory levels. Theories and models guide new experiments, whose outcomes help shape theories and guide modeling. A somewhat different slant, and one that is far from universally accepted, is to look for the model predictions that are unexpected on other grounds (for example, from the existing behavioral literature). In our case, the unexpected logical consequences of the model, which could have proved it inadequate as a description of the behavior, helped further our understanding of which parameters can define perceptual states, can influence behavior, and can affect switching between categories. In the interplay of theory, experiment, and modeling lies true understanding.}}
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