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dc.contributor.advisor Beauchamp, Michael S.
dc.creatorBasu Mallick, Debshila
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-04T20:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-01T05:01:02Z
dc.date.created 2014-05
dc.date.issued 2014-04-14
dc.date.submitted May 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/76346
dc.description.abstract Integrating information from the auditory and visual modalities is vital for speech perception. In this thesis, I describe two studies of audiovisual speech perception that make use of an audiovisual illusion known as the McGurk effect. In the McGurk effect, two different syllables presented simultaneously in auditory and visual modalities are fused and perceived as a novel syllable (McGurk & MacDonald, 1976). In the first study, we conducted a large-scale assessment of the McGurk effect across fourteen McGurk stimuli tested in up to 165 participants. This study revealed that McGurk perception is characterized by wide variability across stimuli. The second study investigated whether phonetic identification training could increase McGurk perception. This study showed that participants improved on the training task, but there was no increase in McGurk perception.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAudiovisual
McGurk effect
Speech perception
Illusions
Multisensory integration
Systems
Cognitive neuroscience
dc.title An investigation of audiovisual speech perception using the McGurk effect
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dannemiller, James L.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Beier, Margaret E.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Schnur, Tatiana T.
dc.date.updated 2014-08-04T20:01:35Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.embargo.terms 2015-05-01
dc.identifier.citation Basu Mallick, Debshila. "An investigation of audiovisual speech perception using the McGurk effect." (2014) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/76346.


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