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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.
Given the melodic simplicity of most of those recorded by Ali Ufki it is hardly surprising that the compilers of the later collections should have felt it unnecessary to record more than the verse itself (usually two lines), followed, where appropriate, by a relatively small amount of associated nonsense syllable material (with no indication of how it was to be distributed).
These results were analyzed with repeated-measures ANOVA with subjects, SNR, syllable type (word or nonsense syllable), and concordance (observed vs predicted probabilities) as factors.
All of the dust covers were identical to each other in every respect except that each was marked on the outside with a nonsense syllable from the earlier MTS procedure.
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.
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.