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ISSN: 1943-3921 (Print)

1943-393X (Online)

Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Published eight times a year.
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Special Issues

Call for Submissions
A Special Issue in Honor
of the Contributions of
Anne Treisman

Deadline Extended:
December 15, 2018

Call for Submissions
Time for Action: Reaching for a Better Understanding of the Dynamics of Cognition
Deadline Extended:
December 15, 2018

Closed for Submissions
Constraints on the
Structure of Speech Communication

A special issue in honor
of the career and contributions
of Randy Diehl

Closed for Submissions

The submission deadline was JULY 31, 2018.

Perceptual/Cognitive Constraints on the
Structure of Speech Communication

A special Issue in honor of the career and contributions of Randy Diehl

Guest Editors:
John Kingston, Lisa Sanders, Meghan Clayards, Lori Holt, and Andrew Lotto

This special issue is coordinated with a two day Symposium in honor of Randy Diehl held in Austin, TX, April 20-21, 2018.

Submit a Paper
Deadline extended to July 31, 2018 for publication in mid-2019.

The guest editors will consider regular Research Articles, Short Reports, and a limited number of Opinion/Review pieces. For Opinion/Review submissions, please send a pre-submission inquiry to John Kingston.

Randy Diehl has been a leader in uncovering the ways through which processes of audition, learning, and cognition support perception of speech and other complex sounds. The symposium will include presentations related to the major theoretical themes in Randy Diehl’s work. Two of these themes are: general auditory processes in speech perception and the interaction of learning systems and statistical structure in speech communication.

General Auditory Processes in Speech Perception
Because the auditory system is an essential component of speech communication, the fingerprints of auditory processing should be apparent in the structure of speech sound systems. The extent that speech sound representations are auditory representations (as opposed to, for example, gestural representations) has been a theoretical/empirical debate in which Randy Diehl has been an active participant for decades. New data available from neuroscience extend and refine this debate. Progress on understanding the encoding and processing of complex sounds in the auditory system also continues to inform theories of speech perception.

Interaction of Learning Systems and
Statistical Structure in Speech Communication

Randy Diehl was early to recognize the importance of understanding general learning mechanisms in supporting speech processing. The ability of humans to induce auditory categories from distributions of experienced exemplars has been proposed as the basis of first and second language phoneme acquisition. It is important to provide properly constrained models of this learning that can accommodate the successes and failures evident in human speech sound learning.

For the special issue, we welcome papers on these topics or other topics related to the work of Randy Diehl.

Inquiries can be directed to John Kingston at


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Editor in Chief

Michael Dodd

Michael Dodd
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Associate Editors

Brian Anderson
Texas A&M University, USA

Gideon P. Caplovitz
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Meghan Clayards
McGill University, Canada

Loes Van Dam
University of Essex, United Kingdom

Karla Evans
University of York, United Kingdom

Michael C. Hout
New Mexico State University, USA

Liqiang Huang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Todd A. Kahan
Bates College, USA

Ashleigh M. Maxcey
The Ohio State University, USA

Lisa Sanders
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Stefan Van der Stigchel
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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