Robert Remez

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Robert Remez [1] was an American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, theoretician and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University and Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Language & Cognition (founded in 2000)[2]. His teaching focuses on the relationships between cognition, perception and language [3]. He is best known for his theoretical and experimental work on perceptual organization[4][5] and speech perception[6]. With Carol Fowler, Philip Rubin, and Michael Turvey, he introduced the consideration of speech in terms of a dynamical systems/action theory perspective [7]. With Rubin and various other colleagues, he has used the technique of sinewave synthesis as a unique tool for exploring perceptual organization [8][9]. He is the co-editor, with David Pisoni, of the Handbook of Speech Perception[10]. He was the Ann Olin Whitney Professor and former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Barnard College and is a member of the Board of Directors of Haskins Laboratories.

Remez is a member of the Language and Communication Study Section (LCOM)[11], at the National Institute of Health Center for Scientific Review. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Connecticut.

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  • Fowler, C. A., Rubin, P. E., Remez, R. E., & Turvey, M. T. (1980). Implications for speech production of a general theory of action. In B. Butterworth (Ed.), Language Production, Vol. I: Speech and Talk (pp. 373–420). New York: Academic Press.
  • Remez, R. E.; Rubin, P. E.; Pisoni, D. B.; Carrell, T. D. (1981). "Speech perception without traditional speech cues". Science 212 (4497): 947–950. doi:10.1126/science.7233191. PMID 7233191. 
  • Remez, R.E.; Rubin, P.E.; Berns, S.M.; Pardo, J.S.; Lang, J.M. (1994). "On the perceptual organization of speech". Psychological Review 101 (1): 129–156. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.101.1.129. PMID 8121955. 
  • Remez, R. E. (1994). A guide to research on the perception of speech. In M. A. Gernsbacher (Ed.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics (pp. 145–172). New York: Academic Press.
  • Remez, R. E.; Fellowes, J. M.; Rubin, P. E. (1997). "Talker identification based on phonetic information". Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 23 (3): 651–666. doi:10.1037/0096-1523.23.3.651. 
  • Remez, R. E.; Pardo, J. S.; Piorkowski, R. L.; Rubin, P. E. (2001). "On the bistability of sinewave analogs of speech". Psychological Science 12 (1): 24–29. doi:10.1111/1467-9280.00305. PMID 11294224. 
  • Remez, R. E. (2005). The perceptual organization of speech. In D. B. Pisoni and R. E. Remez (Eds.), The Handbook of Speech Perception, (pp. 28–50). Oxford: Blackwell