Jean-Luc SCHWARTZ, Marc SATO & Luciano FADIGA (Grenoble / Ferrara, Italie / Gênes, Italie)
The common language of speech perception and action: a neurocognitive perspective
2008, Vol. XIII-2, pp. 9-22
How do listeners extract phonetic information from the speech signal? More than 50 years after the appearance of the motor theory of speech perception, recent neurophysiological discoveries challenge the view that speech perception relies on purely auditory mechanisms and suggest that the motor system might also be crucial for speech comprehension. The aim of the present chapter is to review these findings in an attempt to define what could be the “common language of perception and action”.