Do conjunction errors in auditory recognition imply feature migration?

Randall K. Jamieson*, William Forde Thompson, Lola L. Cuddy, D. J.K. Mewhort

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It has recently been proposed that the feature values (e.g., pitch, duration, etc.) of tones are processed in separate perceptual channels and are later reintegrated to form the experience of a unitary percept. Patterns of errors in recognizing combinations of auditory features have been taken as failures of, and thus evidence for, an auditory feature-integration process. We outline an alternative interpretation of these effects based on similarity structure of the stimuli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


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