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A layman's question about your work.

Posted by Bernie on 01 Feb 2012 at 00:04 GMT

Dear Brian and other authors,

Thank you for making your work accessible. Your results are striking and I hope your work may lead on to great practical benefits.

I do have a question: I notice that you say "the human brain has evolved computational mechanisms that decode highly variable acoustic inputs into meaningful elements of language such as phonemes and words".

I wonder, in what sense are these mechanisms computational, and how is it known that they are computational?

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