Prediction at all levels: forward model predictions can enhance comprehension

Garrod, S. , Gambi, C. and Pickering, M. J. (2014) Prediction at all levels: forward model predictions can enhance comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 29(1), pp. 46-48. (doi:10.1080/01690965.2013.852229)

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Abstract

We discuss two limitations of Hickok's account. First, we propose that ideas from motor control and planning should be brought wholesale into psycholinguistics so that processing at every level of the linguistic hierarchy (from concepts to sounds) should be recast in terms of forward model predictions and implementation. Second, we argue that motor involvement can sometimes enhance perception. We conclude that our account is consistent with a dual route model of comprehension in which different routes to prediction can interact.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pickering, Professor Martin and Garrod, Professor Simon
Authors: Garrod, S., Gambi, C., and Pickering, M. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Language and Cognitive Processes
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0169-0965
ISSN (Online):1464-0732

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