Minding the clock
SourceJournal of Memory and Language, 48, 4, (2003), pp. 653-685
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Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
SW OZ DCC CO
F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
SW OZ NICI CO
Journal of Memory and Language
Subject210 000 Language & Multilingualism; Psycholinguistics
Telling time is an exercise in coordinating language production with visual perception. By coupling different ways of saying times with different ways of seeing them, the performance of time-telling can be used to track cognitive transformations from visual to verbal information in connected speech. To accomplish this, we used eyetracking measures along with measures of speech timing during the production of time expressions. Our findings suggest that an effective interface between what has been seen and what is to be said can be constructed within 300 ms. This interface underpins a preverbal plan or message that appears to guide a comparatively slow, strongly incremental formulation of phrases. The results begin to trace the divide between seeing and saying-or thinking and speaking-that must be bridged during the creation of even the most prosaic utterances of a language. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
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