Subjective Awareness during Cross-Language Speech Perception Attending Unattended Regions of an Acoustic Continuum


Linguistic experience attenuates adult listeners’ attention to acoustic differences that are not phonemic in the listener’s language. In the present study we found that acoustic information is available to listeners after acoustic cues have been processed to identify phonemic categories. Moreover, we also found that listeners maintained an awareness of these differences by comparing the identification function to typicality ratings and confidence reports.

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