Speech Perception in Infants. Peter D. Eimas, Einar R. Siqueland, Peter Jusczyk, and James Vigorito 1971. Purpose of the Study. To compare discriminability of two synthetic speech sounds separated by a fixed difference in VOT in infants under two conditions:
Peter D. Eimas, Einar R. Siqueland, Peter Jusczyk, and James Vigorito
Typically, the experiment takes place in a sound-attenuated chamber. The infant is installed in a reclining seat, and a flexible arm holds a pacifier in his/her mouth. A pressure transducer measures the air pressure inside the pacifier, and sends the signal into a computer.
The authors suggest: