Michael J Owren

Summary

Affiliation: Georgia State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint GSU Praat Tools: scripts for modifying and analyzing sounds using Praat acoustics software
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 5010, USA
    Behav Res Methods 40:822-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Two organizing principles of vocal production: Implications for nonhuman and human primates
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
    Am J Primatol 73:530-44. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The challenge of nonlinear dynamics in understanding mammalian vocalization
    Michael J Owren
    Dept of Psych, Georgia State Univ, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2739. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Listeners judge talker sex more efficiently from male than from female vowels
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 5010, USA
    Percept Psychophys 69:930-41. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The relative roles of vowels and consonants in discriminating talker identity versus word meaning
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:1727-39. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) "zzuss" vocalizations: sexual dimorphism, individuality, and function in the alarm call of a monomorphic lemur
    Erik R Patel
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, 211 Uris Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 132:1799-810. 2012
  7. doi request reprint A Serial Reaction Time (SRT) task with symmetrical joystick responding for nonhuman primates
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, P O Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Behav Res Methods 44:733-41. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Acoustics and behavioral contexts of "gecker" vocalizations in young rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Erik R Patel
    Department of Psychology, 211 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:575-85. 2007
  9. pmc Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) use positive, but not negative, auditory cues to infer food location
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Decatur, GA, 30034, USA
    Anim Cogn 15:45-55. 2012
  10. pmc A chimpanzee recognizes synthetic speech with significantly reduced acoustic cues to phonetic content
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Curr Biol 21:1210-4. 2011

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint GSU Praat Tools: scripts for modifying and analyzing sounds using Praat acoustics software
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 5010, USA
    Behav Res Methods 40:822-9. 2008
    ..The package includes an installation script and user's manual, and is available free from psyvoso.googlepages.com/softwaredownload...
  2. doi request reprint Two organizing principles of vocal production: Implications for nonhuman and human primates
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
    Am J Primatol 73:530-44. 2011
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The challenge of nonlinear dynamics in understanding mammalian vocalization
    Michael J Owren
    Dept of Psych, Georgia State Univ, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2739. 2009
    ..A pressing need thus exists for development of accessible, yet necessarily rather sophisticated tools for use in identifying and measuring occurrences of nonlinear phenomena in mammalian vocal acoustics...
  4. ncbi request reprint Listeners judge talker sex more efficiently from male than from female vowels
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 5010, USA
    Percept Psychophys 69:930-41. 2007
    ..In confirming our counterintuitive prediction, the present study illustrates that a biological and evolutionary perspective can be helpful in understanding indexical cuing in speech...
  5. ncbi request reprint The relative roles of vowels and consonants in discriminating talker identity versus word meaning
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:1727-39. 2006
    ..These discrepancies and possible implications for the evolutionary origins of speech are discussed...
  6. doi request reprint Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) "zzuss" vocalizations: sexual dimorphism, individuality, and function in the alarm call of a monomorphic lemur
    Erik R Patel
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, 211 Uris Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 132:1799-810. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint A Serial Reaction Time (SRT) task with symmetrical joystick responding for nonhuman primates
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, P O Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Behav Res Methods 44:733-41. 2012
    ..This method minimizes response effort, equates effort and travel distance across stimulus locations, and is applicable to any joystick-capable species...
  8. ncbi request reprint Acoustics and behavioral contexts of "gecker" vocalizations in young rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Erik R Patel
    Department of Psychology, 211 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:575-85. 2007
    ..Circumstances of production suggest that geckers function primarily to draw the attention of mothers, who in turn are selective in responding...
  9. pmc Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) use positive, but not negative, auditory cues to infer food location
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Decatur, GA, 30034, USA
    Anim Cogn 15:45-55. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc A chimpanzee recognizes synthetic speech with significantly reduced acoustic cues to phonetic content
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Curr Biol 21:1210-4. 2011
    ..The chimpanzee's ability to spontaneously recognize acoustically reduced synthetic words suggests that experience rather than specialization is critical for speech-perception capabilities that some have suggested are uniquely human...
  11. ncbi request reprint Nonlinear acoustics in pant hoots of common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): frequency jumps, subharmonics, biphonation, and deterministic chaos
    Tobias Riede
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Am J Primatol 64:277-91. 2004
    ..These outcomes show that nonlinear phenomena are routinely present in chimpanzee pant hoots, and help lay the foundation for investigating the function of such events...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sounds of emotion: production and perception of affect-related vocal acoustics
    Jo Anne Bachorowski
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:244-65. 2003
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Physiological arousal and laughter acoustics
    R Toby Amoss
    Dept of Psych, Georgia State Univ, P O Box 5010, Atlanta, GA, 30302 5010
    J Acoust Soc Am 130:2517. 2011
    ..Overall, results are consistent with the intuition that higher physiological arousal in vocalizers is reflected in higher vocal amplitude and faster, potentially less stable vocal-fold vibration in voiced laughter...
  14. ncbi request reprint A chimpanzee responds best to sine-wave speech with formant tones 1 and 2 present
    Lisa A Heimbauer
    Dept of Psych, The Lang Res Ctr, Georgia State Univ, P O Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302
    J Acoust Soc Am 130:2357. 2011
    ..The outcomes further indicate that basic capabilities involved in speech perception could have been present in latent form in the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees. [Work supported by NICHD.]...
  15. ncbi request reprint Salience of caller identity in rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) coos and screams: perceptual experiments with human (Homo sapiens) listeners
    Michael J Owren
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Comp Psychol 117:380-90. 2003
    ..Outcomes suggest that acoustic structural differences in coos and screams influence salience of caller-identity cues, with significant implications for understanding the functions of these calls...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hearing vocalizer race from voiced laughter sounds
    Anais F Stenson
    Dept of Psych, Georgia State Univ, P O Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010
    J Acoust Soc Am 130:2445. 2011
    ..Mean d' was 0.92 (SD = 0.44), which was statistically different from chance. Taken together, these experiments suggest modest, but reliable sensitivity to vocalizer race from voice-quality alone...
  17. pmc An acoustic analysis of laughter produced by congenitally deaf and normally hearing college students
    Maja M Makagon
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, 211 Uris Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 124:472-83. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Characterizing noise in nonhuman vocalizations: Acoustic analysis and human perception of barks by coyotes and dogs
    Tobias Riede
    Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin, D 10115 Berlin, Germany
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:514-22. 2005
    ..The advantages and disadvantages of the various measures are discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the acoustic structure of vowel-like grunt vocalizations in baboons and their perceptual discrimination by baboon listeners
    Drew Rendall
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 115:411-21. 2004
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Nonlinear acoustics in the pant hoots of common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): vocalizing at the edge
    Tobias Riede
    National Center for Voice and Speech, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, CO 80204, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:1758-67. 2007
    ..The results are discussed in light of the initial hypotheses...