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nonsense syllable

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(Psychology) psychol a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning
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Subjects who were exposed to a repetition of the mixed test blocks showed a less than 25 % increase in the emergence of transitivity-indicative performances with stimuli from the glyph (top panel) and satellite domains (middle panel) and no increase with stimuli from the nonsense syllable domain (bottom panel).
used the City University of New York Nonsense Syllable Test to examine consonant discrimination in younger and older subjects with audiometric thresholds better than 25 dB at 250 to 8,000 Hz [15].
Bilingual babies beat out monolingual babies in three such experiments, even when the sound cues changed from nonsense syllable combinations to a structured sound cue, and then a visual cue.
determined that the mildly mentally handicapped children were more likely to chose their own name in the presence of the word 'slow' even though they had been trained that both their own name (A1) and the word 'able' (C1) went with a nonsense syllable (B1) and that both 'Val Jones' (A2) and 'slow' (C2) went with a different nonsense syllable (B2).
As in Pig Latin, Javanais is (or was, as it went out of fashion years ago) spoken by adding a nonsense syllable (always av or va, hence its name) after each consonant.
You should look at the nonsense syllable at the top and then choose one of three nonsense syllables at the bottom by pressing one of the marked keys on the keyboard.
In Stage 1, Level 1 of the auditory track requires a discrimination between a spoken nonsense syllable and no sound.
Throughout 32 weeks of normal HA use, we monitored changes in nonsense syllable perception in speech-spectrum noise.
Please note: You choose the nonsense syllable that appears on the left of the screen by pressing the marked key on the left.
Abstract--We assessed the effects of perceptual training of syllable identification in noise on nonsense syllable test (NST) performance of new (Experiment 1) and experienced (Experiment 2) hearing aid (HA) users with sensorineural hearing loss.
The current study examined the sensitivity of the FAST procedure in identifying the existence of a derived stimulus equivalence relation between two nonsense syllable stimuli related indirectly to each other following exposure to a One-to-Many stimulus equivalence training and testing procedure.
Throughout 40 weeks of normal HA use, we monitored changes in nonsense syllable perception in speech-spectrum noise.