Audiovisual information is integrated in speech perception. One manifestation of this is the McGurk illusion in which watching the articulating face alters the auditory phonetic percept. Understanding this phenomenon fully requires a computational model with predictive power. Here, we describe ordinal models that can account for the McGurk illusion. We compare this type of models to the Fuzzy Logical Model of Perception (FLMP) in which the response categories are not ordered. While the FLMP generally fit the data better than the ordinal model it also employs more free parameters in complex experiments when the number of response categories are high as it is for speech perception in general. Testing the predictive power of the models using a form of cross-validation we found that ordinal models perform better than the FLMP. Based on these findings we suggest that ordinal models generally have greater predictive power because they are constrained by a priori information about the adjacency of phonetic categories.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research 2011|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||3rd International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research - Hotel Nyborg Strand, Nyborg, Denmark|
Duration: 24 Aug 2011 → 26 Aug 2011
|Conference||3rd International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research|
|Location||Hotel Nyborg Strand|
|Period||24/08/2011 → 26/08/2011|