CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION

n. in speech perception, refers to the phenomenon wherein test participants experience a difficulty in discriminating between accoustically-different stimuli which fall within the same category.

CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION: "Due to categorical perception, it may be difficult for some people to discriminate similar-sounding words like phonemes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/categorical-perception/ (accessed October 19, 2020).
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