Now or … later: Perceptual data are not immediately forgotten during language processing

Klinton Bicknell, T. Florian Jaeger, Michael K. Tanenhaus

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Abstract

Christiansen & Chater (C&C) propose that language comprehenders must immediately compress perceptual data by "chunking" them into higher-level categories. Effective language understanding, however, requires maintaining perceptual information long enough to integrate it with downstream cues. Indeed, recent results suggest comprehenders do this. Although cognitive systems are undoubtedly limited, frameworks that do not take into account the tasks that these systems evolved to solve risk missing important insights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e67
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume39
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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