Chloe Sharpe defends her honors thesis

Chloe Sharpe successfully defended her senior honors thesis, "The Role of Talker in Adjusting for Different Speaking Rates in Speech Perception". Variability in who speaks a context sentence reduces the size of the temporal contrast effect (a.k.a. rate normalization) for categorization of the following stop consonant. Despite speaking rate normalization being independent from spectral contrast effects (SCEs), this is the same result as reported for SCEs in Assgari and Stilp (2015). Congratulations Chloe!