In looking at the Automatic Speech component of this model it is useful to get a feel for what speech looks like. We often hear ourselves or other people speaking without having much of an idea of how the muscles move during speech. The two videos below outline some of the mechanics of speech.
Notice the movement of the tongue, lips and soft palate during speech in the videos above. From this it can be seen that speech must consist of well demarcated sets of motor commands to the different structures in a coordinated manner. In this way it is unlikely that automatic speech according to the definition in the three structure model lasts longer than a syllable or single word.
The Three Structure Model is a model of conscious and unconscious experience which incorporates speech and language. The main aim of the model is to develop a ‘tool’ to help describe consciousness
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