speech acoustics

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Summary: The acoustic aspects of speech in terms of frequency, intensity, and time.

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  1. ncbi Effects of pitch-shift velocity on voice Fo responses
    C R Larson
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 107:559-64. 2000
  2. pmc Women use voice parameters to assess men's characteristics
    Laetitia Bruckert
    Laboratory of Ethology and Comparative Cognition, University Paris X Nanterre, 200 Avenue de la Republique, 92 001 Nanterre, France
    Proc Biol Sci 273:83-9. 2006
  3. ncbi Informational and energetic masking effects in the perception of multiple simultaneous talkers
    D S Brungart
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 110:2527-38. 2001
  4. pmc Masculine voices signal men's threat potential in forager and industrial societies
    David A Puts
    Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:601-9. 2012
  5. ncbi Speech acoustic markers of early stage and prodromal Huntington's disease: a marker of disease onset?
    Adam P Vogel
    Speech Neuroscience Unit, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 550 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 50:3273-8. 2012
  6. pmc Speech recognition with amplitude and frequency modulations
    Fan Gang Zeng
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:2293-8. 2005
  7. ncbi Relationships between vocal characteristics and body size and shape in human males: an evolutionary explanation for a deep male voice
    Sarah Evans
    Centre for Communication and Cognition, School of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
    Biol Psychol 72:160-3. 2006
  8. pmc Error-dependent modulation of speech-induced auditory suppression for pitch-shifted voice feedback
    Roozbeh Behroozmand
    Speech Physiology Laboratory, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    BMC Neurosci 12:54. 2011
  9. ncbi Speech recognition in noise as a function of the number of spectral channels: comparison of acoustic hearing and cochlear implants
    L M Friesen
    Department of Auditory Implants and Perception, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California 90057, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 110:1150-63. 2001
  10. ncbi Perceptual scaling of voice identity: common dimensions for different vowels and speakers
    Oliver Baumann
    Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Psychol Res 74:110-20. 2010

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  1. ncbi Effects of pitch-shift velocity on voice Fo responses
    C R Larson
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 107:559-64. 2000
    ..These results strongly support previous suggestions that the audio-vocal system monitors auditory feedback and, through closed-loop negative feedback, adjusts voice F0 so as to cancel low-level fluctuations in F0...
  2. pmc Women use voice parameters to assess men's characteristics
    Laetitia Bruckert
    Laboratory of Ethology and Comparative Cognition, University Paris X Nanterre, 200 Avenue de la Republique, 92 001 Nanterre, France
    Proc Biol Sci 273:83-9. 2006
    ..Human listeners have the necessary information at their disposal; however, they do not necessarily use it...
  3. ncbi Informational and energetic masking effects in the perception of multiple simultaneous talkers
    D S Brungart
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 110:2527-38. 2001
    ..The results of these experiments demonstrate how monaural factors may play an important role in the segregation of speech signals in multitalker environments...
  4. pmc Masculine voices signal men's threat potential in forager and industrial societies
    David A Puts
    Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:601-9. 2012
    ..The most dimorphic parameters, F0 and Pf, were most strongly related to body size in both samples. In the US sample, F0 predicted testosterone levels, Pf predicted upper body strength and F0-s.d. predicted physical aggressiveness...
  5. ncbi Speech acoustic markers of early stage and prodromal Huntington's disease: a marker of disease onset?
    Adam P Vogel
    Speech Neuroscience Unit, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 550 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 50:3273-8. 2012
    ..The speech of PreHD, although not reaching significance, tended to lie between the performance of controls and early stage HD. This suggests that changes in speech production appear to be developing prior to diagnosis...
  6. pmc Speech recognition with amplitude and frequency modulations
    Fan Gang Zeng
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:2293-8. 2005
    ..Encoding FM may improve auditory scene analysis, cochlear-implant, and audiocoding performance...
  7. ncbi Relationships between vocal characteristics and body size and shape in human males: an evolutionary explanation for a deep male voice
    Sarah Evans
    Centre for Communication and Cognition, School of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
    Biol Psychol 72:160-3. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed in relation to the 'good genes' model of sexual selection and the size exaggeration theory of laryngeal descent...
  8. pmc Error-dependent modulation of speech-induced auditory suppression for pitch-shifted voice feedback
    Roozbeh Behroozmand
    Speech Physiology Laboratory, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    BMC Neurosci 12:54. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi Speech recognition in noise as a function of the number of spectral channels: comparison of acoustic hearing and cochlear implants
    L M Friesen
    Department of Auditory Implants and Perception, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California 90057, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 110:1150-63. 2001
    ....
  10. ncbi Perceptual scaling of voice identity: common dimensions for different vowels and speakers
    Oliver Baumann
    Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Psychol Res 74:110-20. 2010
    ..These perceptual spaces of male and female voices and their corresponding voice samples are available at: http://vnl.psy.gla.ac.uk section Resources...
  11. ncbi Consonant identification in N-talker babble is a nonmonotonic function of N
    Sarah A Simpson
    Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello Street, Sheffield S1 4DP, England
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:2775-8. 2005
    ..The contributions of factors such as energetic masking, linguistic confusion, attentional load, peripheral adaptation, and stationarity to the perception of consonants in N-talker babble are discussed...
  12. ncbi Fundamental frequency of infants' and parents' utterances in longitudinal recordings
    Shigeaki Amano
    NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation, 2 4 Hikari dai, Seika cho, Souraku gun, Kyoto 6190237, Japan
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:1636-47. 2006
    ..It is suggested that these changes of parents' F0 are closely related to the feasibility of communication between infants and parents...
  13. pmc Sentence recognition in native- and foreign-language multi-talker background noise
    Kristin J Van Engen
    Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, 2016 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:519-26. 2007
    ..Whether this interference is at the lexical, sublexical, and/or prosodic levels of linguistic structure and whether it is modulated by the phonetic similarity between the target and noise languages remains to be determined...
  14. ncbi Perception of acoustic correlates of major phrasal units by young infants
    P W Jusczyk
    State University of New York, Buffalo
    Cogn Psychol 24:252-93. 1992
    ..These findings are discussed with respect to their implications for theories of language acquisition...
  15. ncbi Acoustic analysis of voice in Huntington's disease patients
    María Jesús Velasco García
    Service of Otolaryngology ENT, N a S a de Sonsoles Hospital, Avila, Spain
    J Voice 25:208-17. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the degree of voice and speech abnormalities in a group of patients with HD and to analyze possible correlations with degree of disease severity...
  16. ncbi Adaptive control of vowel formant frequency: evidence from real-time formant manipulation
    David W Purcell
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 120:966-77. 2006
    ..Some participants therefore appeared to more actively stabilize their productions from trial-to-trial. The results provide insight into the perceptual control of speech and the representations that govern sensorimotor coordination...
  17. ncbi Language processing and human voice perception in schizophrenia: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Michihiko Koeda
    Department of Bioinformatics, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
    Biol Psychiatry 59:948-57. 2006
    ..We aimed to clarify the cerebral function of language processing in schizophrenia patients by considering cerebral activation of human voice perception...
  18. ncbi Compensation following real-time manipulation of formants in isolated vowels
    David W Purcell
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2288-97. 2006
    ..6% of the applied formant shift, respectively. Compensation was estimated to begin <460 ms after stimulus onset. The rapid formant compensations found here suggest that auditory feedback control is similar for both F0 and formants...
  19. ncbi Voice dysfunction in dysarthria: application of the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program
    R D Kent
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Rm 435, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 2280, USA
    J Commun Disord 36:281-306. 2003
    ..3). As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify major sources of normative data on the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program...
  20. ncbi Glottal characteristics of female speakers: acoustic correlates
    H M Hanson
    Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 101:466-81. 1997
    ..It may also have applications in clinical settings...
  21. ncbi Dysarthric speech: a comparison of computerized speech recognition and listener intelligibility
    P C Doyle
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London
    J Rehabil Res Dev 34:309-16. 1997
    ..Severity of dysarthria did appear to influence recognition of target stimuli. Implications of these data to the application of computerized VR technology are presented...
  22. pmc Effects of voice harmonic complexity on ERP responses to pitch-shifted auditory feedback
    Roozbeh Behroozmand
    Speech Physiology Laboratory, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 122:2408-17. 2011
    ..The present study investigated the neural mechanisms of voice pitch control for different levels of harmonic complexity in the auditory feedback...
  23. ncbi Effect of high-frequency spectral components in computer recognition of dysarthric speech based on a Mel-cepstral stochastic model
    Prasad D Polur
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 42:363-71. 2005
    ..However, its application as a rehabilitation/control tool to assist dysarthric motor-impaired individuals such as cerebral palsy subjects holds sufficient promise...
  24. ncbi Ataxic dysarthria
    R D Kent
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 53705 2280, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 43:1275-89. 2000
    ..For some individuals, an intelligibility deficit occurred in the face of highly distinctive (and contrastive) acoustic patterns...
  25. ncbi Articulation rate in preschool children: a 3-year longitudinal study
    Jean F Walker
    Graduate Department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 41:541-65. 2006
    ..A developmental assessment of articulation rate is of particular interest because of its implications for changes in temporal motor aspects of speech production in development...
  26. pmc Speech-on-speech masking with variable access to the linguistic content of the masker speech
    Lauren Calandruccio
    Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York 11367, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 128:860-9. 2010
    ..e., at a more challenging signal-to-noise ratio, a greater decrease in performance was observed for the maskers with more linguistically relevant information than what could be explained by spectral differences alone...
  27. ncbi Release from informational masking by time reversal of native and non-native interfering speech
    Koenraad S Rhebergen
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:1274-7. 2005
    ..Therefore, the amount of informational masking is larger than 4.3 dB and, if one assumes similar differences in forward masking for Dutch and Swedish speech, may amount to 6.6 dB...
  28. ncbi Acoustic voice analysis by means of the hoarseness diagram
    M Frohlich
    Drittes Physikalisches Institut, Georg August Universitat, Gottingen, Germany
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 43:706-20. 2000
    ..The tests themselves demonstrate several application possibilities, including the quantitative monitoring of individual voices...
  29. ncbi Assessment of irregular voices after total and laser surgical partial laryngectomy
    Arno Olthoff
    Department of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, Drittes Physikalisches Institut, Gottingen, Germany
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:994-9. 2003
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  30. ncbi The effects of fundamental frequency contour manipulations on speech intelligibility in background noise
    Sharon E Miller
    Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 128:435-43. 2010
    ..These results support the notion that linguistically incorrect or misleading cues have a greater deleterious effect on speech understanding than linguistically neutral cues...
  31. ncbi Effects of backward speech and speaker variability in language discrimination by rats
    Juan M Toro
    Grup de Recerca en Neurociència Cognitiva GRNC, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 31:95-100. 2005
    ..These findings have remarkable parallels with data from human adults, human newborns, and cotton-top tamarins. Implications for speech perception by humans are discussed...
  32. ncbi An improved speech processing strategy for cochlear implants based on an active nonlinear filterbank model of the biological cochlea
    Kyung Hwan Kim
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University, Wonju 220 710, Korea
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56:828-36. 2009
    ..Acoustic simulation and hearing experiments showed that the DRNL-based nonlinear strategy improves speech performance in a speech-spectrum-shaped noise...
  33. ncbi Alternating motion rate as an index of speech motor disorder in traumatic brain injury
    Yu Tsai Wang
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, WI 53705 2280, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 18:57-84. 2004
    ..It was concluded that acoustic analyses of the AMR task provides specific information on motor speech limitations in individuals with TBI...
  34. ncbi The speaker's formant
    Irene Velsvik Bele
    Faculty of Education, Volda University College, Volda, Norway
    J Voice 20:555-78. 2006
    ..However, the existence of SPF also in LTAS of the WNQ voices implies that more research is warranted concerning the formation of SPF, and concerning the acoustic correlates of the BNQ voices...
  35. ncbi Language discrimination by Java sparrows
    Shigeru Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Keio University, Mita 2 15 45, Minato ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Behav Processes 73:114-6. 2006
    ..Thus, the birds distinguished between English and Chinese. Although auditory cues for the discrimination were not specified, this is the first evidence that non-mammalian species can discriminate human languages...
  36. ncbi Validity of jitter measures in non-quasi-periodic voices. Part II: the effect of noise
    Claudia Manfredi
    Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Via S Marta 3, Firenze 50139, Italy it
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 36:78-89. 2011
    ..Hence, the use of a robust tool for voice analysis can give valid support to clinicians in term of reliability, reproducibility of results, and time-saving...
  37. ncbi Acoustic simulations of combined electric and acoustic hearing (EAS)
    Michael F Dorman
    Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 0102, USA
    Ear Hear 26:371-80. 2005
    ..Our studies were conducted with normal-hearing listeners, using an acoustic simulation of combined electric and acoustic (EAS) stimulation...
  38. ncbi Temporally nonadjacent nonlinguistic sounds affect speech categorization
    Lori L Holt
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:305-12. 2005
    ..Acoustic context need be neither linguistic nor local to influence speech perception...
  39. ncbi Parallel encoding of focus and interrogative meaning in Mandarin intonation
    Fang Liu
    Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Phonetica 62:70-87. 2005
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  40. ncbi Remapping auditory-motor representations in voice production
    Jeffery A Jones
    Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5, Canada
    Curr Biol 15:1768-72. 2005
    ..However, this learning does not represent a complete transformation of the mapping; rather, it is in part target dependent...
  41. ncbi Objective evaluation of the quality of substitution voices
    Mieke Moerman
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:541-7. 2004
    ..Correlations between the objective parameters and the perceptual parameters are moderate...
  42. ncbi Absolute pitch among American and Chinese conservatory students: prevalence differences, and evidence for a speech-related critical period
    Diana Deutsch
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:719-22. 2006
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  43. ncbi Rapid adaptation to foreign-accented English
    Constance M Clarke
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:3647-58. 2004
    ..The findings emphasize the flexibility of human speech processing and require models of spoken word recognition that can rapidly accommodate significant acoustic-phonetic deviations from native language speech patterns...
  44. ncbi Automatic auditory processing of english words as indexed by the mismatch negativity, using a multiple deviant paradigm
    Catharine M Pettigrew
    Division of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 25:284-301. 2004
    ..g., "day" and "gay") would elicit larger MMN responses than CV nonword deviants (e.g., "de" and "ge") within and across experimental contrasts...
  45. pmc The mean matters: effects of statistically defined nonspeech spectral distributions on speech categorization
    Lori L Holt
    Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 120:2801-17. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in light of stimulus-specific adaptation to statistical regularity in the acoustic input and a speculative link to talker normalization is postulated...
  46. ncbi Somatosensory basis of speech production
    Stéphanie Tremblay
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Nature 423:866-9. 2003
    ..The findings indicate that the positions of speech articulators and associated somatosensory inputs constitute a goal of speech movements that is wholly separate from the sounds produced...
  47. pmc Human cortical organization for processing vocalizations indicates representation of harmonic structure as a signal attribute
    James W Lewis
    Center for Advanced Imaging, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    J Neurosci 29:2283-96. 2009
    ..Thus, these results provide novel support for the presence of spectral templates, which may subserve a major role in the hierarchical processing of vocalizations as a distinct category of behaviorally relevant sound...
  48. ncbi Phonarticulatory diadochokinesis in young and elderly individuals
    Marina Padovani
    Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 67:58-61. 2009
    ..The young adults group presented with higher diadochokinesia rate in adults in all speech tasks while the elderly adults group had a worse intensity control...
  49. ncbi Electropalatographic, acoustic, and perceptual data on adaptation to a palatal perturbation
    Wendi A Aasland
    School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3G 1A8, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2372-81. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed with regard to the nature of adaptive articulatory skills...
  50. ncbi The relative importance of spectral tilt in monophthongs and diphthongs
    Michael Kiefte
    School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1R2, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:1395-404. 2005
    ..Because naturally produced English vowels are rarely spectrally static, one may conclude that gross spectral properties may play only a limited role in perception of fluently produced vowel sounds...
  51. ncbi Effects of masking noise on vowel and sibilant contrasts in normal-hearing speakers and postlingually deafened cochlear implant users
    Joseph S Perkell
    Speech Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:505-18. 2007
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  52. ncbi The temporal representation of speech in a nonlinear model of the guinea pig cochlea
    Stephen D Holmes
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:3534-45. 2004
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  53. pmc Enhanced neural responses to self-triggered voice pitch feedback perturbations
    Hanjun Liu
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, PR China
    Neuroreport 21:527-31. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that self-triggered perturbation of self-vocalization auditory feedback may enhance auditory responses to voice feedback pitch perturbation during vocalization and listening...
  54. ncbi Perceptual recalibration of speech sounds following speech motor learning
    Douglas M Shiller
    School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:1103-13. 2009
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  55. ncbi Congenital amusia: a disorder of fine-grained pitch discrimination
    Isabelle Peretz
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, C P 6128 Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
    Neuron 33:185-91. 2002
    ..The data suggest that music-processing difficulties may result from problems in fine-grained discrimination of pitch, much in the same way as many language-processing difficulties arise from deficiencies in auditory temporal resolution...
  56. ncbi Cricohyoidoepiglottopexy vs near-total laryngectomy with epiglottic reconstruction in the treatment of early glottic carcinoma
    Cagatay Oysu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Haydarpasa Numune State Hospital and University of Istanbul, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1065-8. 2006
    ..To compare functional and oncological outcomes of cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) and near-total laryngectomy with epiglottic reconstruction (NTLER) techniques in early glottic carcinoma...
  57. pmc Dynamic spectral structure specifies vowels for children and adults
    Susan Nittrouer
    Speech and Hearing Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2328-39. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi An acoustic description of the vowels of Northern and Southern Standard Dutch
    Patti Adank
    School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZA, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:1729-38. 2004
    ..Larger differences between these two language varieties were found for the dynamic specifications of the three long mid vowels, and, to a lesser extent, of the three diphthongal vowels...
  59. ncbi Somatosensory precision in speech production
    Sazzad M Nasir
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Biol 16:1918-23. 2006
    ..by using a robotic device that altered the jaw's motion path, and hence proprioception, without affecting speech acoustics. The loads were designed to target either the consonant- or vowel-related portion of an utterance because ..
  60. pmc The role of spectral and temporal cues in voice gender discrimination by normal-hearing listeners and cochlear implant users
    Qian Jie Fu
    Department of Auditory Implants and Perceptions, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
    J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 5:253-60. 2004
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  61. ncbi Gradient effects of within-category phonetic variation on lexical access
    Bob McMurray
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cognition 86:B33-42. 2002
    ..Thus, fine-grained acoustic/phonetic differences are preserved in patterns of lexical activation for competing lexical candidates and could be used to maximize the efficiency of on-line word recognition...
  62. pmc Acoustic analysis of voice in patients treated by reconstructive subtotal laryngectomy. Evaluation and critical review
    V Di Nicola
    II Otorhinolaryngoiatry Clinic, Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, II ENT Unit, University of Bari, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 26:59-68. 2006
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  63. ncbi Coherence in children's speech perception
    S Nittrouer
    Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska 68131, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 110:2129-40. 2001
    ..Thus, it is concluded that perceptual coherence for speech signals is present from an early age, and in fact listeners learn to overcome it under certain conditions...
  64. ncbi Modulation spectra of natural sounds and ethological theories of auditory processing
    Nandini C Singh
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, California 94720 1650, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 114:3394-411. 2003
    ..To test such a hypothesis we show how to create synthetic sounds with first and second order envelope statistics identical to those found in natural sounds...
  65. ncbi Absorption of reliable spectral characteristics in auditory perception
    Michael Kiefte
    School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1R2, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:366-76. 2008
    ..g., all vowels are heard as /i/ when second formant is perceptually ignored), listeners discriminate the vowel stimuli on the basis of the more informative spectral property...
  66. ncbi Central locus for nonspeech context effects on phonetic identification
    Andrew J Lotto
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:53-6. 2003
  67. pmc Children discover the spectral skeletons in their native language before the amplitude envelopes
    Susan Nittrouer
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medice, Ohio State University, Cramblett Hall, Room 4126, 456 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 35:1245-53. 2009
    ..The authors hypothesize that children's early sensitivity to global spectral structure reflects the role that it may play in language learning...
  68. pmc Discrimination of speaker size from syllable phrases
    D Timothy Ives
    Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, Physiology Department, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EG, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:3816-22. 2005
    ..These results support the hypothesis that information about the length of the vocal tract is segregated at an early stage in auditory processing...
  69. ncbi Formants of children, women, and men: the effects of vocal intensity variation
    J E Huber
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department 14214 3005, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 106:1532-42. 1999
    ..Formant amplitudes followed the trends set by the SPL differences and did not change as a function of age and sex. Results are discussed in terms of anatomic differences and SPL...
  70. ncbi Nasalance, nasality, voice, and articulation after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
    Kristiane M Van Lierde
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    Laryngoscope 112:873-8. 2002
    ..Because of removal of effective velar length, articulation problems of the uvular /R/ can occur in the Dutch language...
  71. ncbi Effects of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with Harmonic Scalpel on speech and voice
    Renzo Mora
    ENT Department, University of Genoa, Via dei Mille 11 9, 16147 Genoa, Italy
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 266:1989-94. 2009
    ..In our experiences UPPP, with the HS, improves speech and voice in patients affected by snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome...
  72. ncbi A longitudinal study of the development of temporal properties of speech production: data from 4 children
    B L Smith
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill 60208 3570, USA
    Phonetica 56:73-102. 1999
    ..These observations provide a perspective concerning speech production development that represents an important supplement to more general conclusions that have been obtained from group-oriented studies...
  73. ncbi Acoustic characteristics of English fricatives
    A Jongman
    Linguistics Department, The University of Kansas, Lawrence 66045, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 108:1252-63. 2000
    ..These findings suggest that these static and dynamic acoustic properties can provide robust and unique information about all four places of articulation, despite variation in speaker, vowel context, and voicing...
  74. ncbi On the causes of compensation for coarticulation: evidence for phonological mediation
    Holger Mitterer
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Percept Psychophys 68:1227-40. 2006
    ..This result is discussed in the light of other compensation-for-coarticulation findings and general theories of speech perception...
  75. ncbi Developmental changes in the effects of utterance length and complexity on speech movement variability
    Neeraja Sadagopan
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, 1353 Heavilon Hall, 500 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2038, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:1138-51. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi A longitudinal investigation of duration and temporal variability in children's speech production
    B L Smith
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 3570, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 99:2344-9. 1996
    ....
  77. ncbi Variability in /s/ production in children and adults: evidence from dynamic measures of spectral mean
    Benjamin Munson
    Department of Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 47:58-69. 2004
    ..The lack of consistent effects of phonetic context on spectral variability suggests that the developmental differences were related to subtle variability in place of articulation for /s/ in the children's productions...
  78. ncbi Sensorimotor adaptation to feedback perturbations of vowel acoustics and its relation to perception
    Virgilio M Villacorta
    Speech Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 36 591, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2306-19. 2007
    ..The relation between speaker acuity and amount of compensation to auditory perturbation is mediated by the size of speakers' auditory goal regions, with more acute speakers having smaller goal regions...
  79. ncbi The effect of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty on the nasality of voice
    J Scott Greene
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Voice 18:423-30. 2004
    ..Although this study does not obviate the need for preoperative counseling of patients about the potential effect of UPPP on voice, they can be counseled that the risk of hypernasality after UPPP is low...
  80. ncbi Compensation strategies for a lip-tube perturbation of French [u]: an acoustic and perceptual study of 4-year-old children
    Lucie Menard
    Departement de Linguistique et de Didactique des Langues, Laboratoire de Phonetique, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Case Postale 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 124:1192-206. 2008
    ..The data are compared to a previous study conducted with adults [Savariaux et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 106, 381-393 (1999)]...
  81. ncbi The effect of segmental order on fricative labeling by children and adults
    S Nittrouer
    Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE 68131, USA
    Percept Psychophys 62:266-84. 2000
    ..Thus, the flexibility to modify perceptual weighting strategies for speech according to segmental order apparently emerges with experience...
  82. ncbi Documentation of progress in voice therapy: perceptual, acoustic, and laryngostroboscopic findings pretherapy and posttherapy
    R Speyer
    Audiolog ENT Department, University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Voice 18:325-40. 2004
    ..The low correlation among the three methods suggests that a multidimensional evaluation of the voice is necessary to give a complete picture of the therapy outcome...
  83. ncbi Acoustic and perceptual analysis of modal and falsetto registers in females with dysphonia
    Nicole Y K Li
    Voice Research Laboratory, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Clin Linguist Phon 20:463-81. 2006
    ..Physiological explanations are used to account for the observations...
  84. pmc The influence of meaning on the perception of speech sounds
    Nina Kazanina
    Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa, 401 Arts Hall, 70 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:11381-6. 2006
    ....
  85. ncbi The influence of perceived sexual orientation on fricative identification
    Benjamin Munson
    Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2427-37. 2006
    ..Results suggest that listeners are sensitive to the association between fricatives' center frequencies and perceived sexual orientation in women's voices, but not in men's voices...
  86. ncbi Voice low tone to high tone ratio: a potential quantitative index for vowel [a:] and its nasalization
    Guo She Lee
    Department of Otolaryngology, I Lan Hospital, Department of Health ROC, I Lan 260, Taiwan, ROC
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 53:1437-9. 2006
    ..76, p < 0.01), as well. We conclude that VLHR may become a potential quantitative index of hypernasal speech and can be applied in either basic or clinical studies...
  87. ncbi Testing licensing by cue: a case of Russian palatalized coronals
    Alexei Kochetov
    Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B C, V5A 1S6 Canada
    Phonetica 63:113-48. 2006
    ..The results suggest that some perceptual cues are phonologically more relevant than others, providing evidence for interactions between phonetics and phonology more complex than predicted by the hypothesis...
  88. ncbi Stimulus variability and the phonetic relevance hypothesis: effects of variability in speaking style, fundamental frequency, and speaking rate on spoken word identification
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2406-16. 2006
    ..Implications of these findings for the nature and development of lexical representations are discussed...
  89. ncbi Perceptual invariance of coarticulated vowels over variations in speaking rate
    Janet W Stack
    Communication Disorders Program, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, 2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 202, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2394-405. 2006
    ..It was concluded that listeners were able to utilize these rate- and context-independent dynamic spectrotemporal parameters to identify coarticulated vowels, even when sentential information about speaking rate was not available...
  90. ncbi Fundamental frequency as a perceptual cue for vowel identification in speakers with Parkinson's disease
    Kate Bunton
    Institute for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz, USA
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 58:323-39. 2006
    ..Differences in vowel identification were found primarily for the front vowels /I, epsilon, ae/ along a high-low continuum...
  91. ncbi Focus, prosodic context, and phonological feature specification: patterns of variation in fricative production
    Noah Silbert
    Department of Linguistics, Indiana University, Memorial Hall, Room 322, 1021 E Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:2769-79. 2008
    ..While focus in general increased noise power and duration, speakers did not selectively enhance spectral features of the target fricatives...
  92. ncbi Measures of the glottal source spectrum
    Jody Kreiman
    Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, 31 24 Rehab Center, 1000 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1794, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 50:595-610. 2007
    ....
  93. ncbi [Diagnostic value of nasometry--representative study of patients with cleft palate and normal subjects]
    Kristin Mueller
    Zahnarztpraxis Kranichfeld, Germany
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 59:219-26. 2007
    ..Profiles of norm values for a phonetically and statistically reliable standard for German were obtained, which in turn can be used as a comparative basis for further studies...
  94. ncbi Intonation features of the expression of emotions in Spanish: preliminary study for a prosody assessment procedure
    Pastora Martínez-Castilla
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Linguist Phon 22:363-70. 2008
    ..The intonation contours most related to expressiveness levels were: for "liking", an inverted U form contour with exaggerated pitch peak within the tonic syllable; and for "disliking", a flat melodic contour with a slight fall...
  95. ncbi Effect of learning on listening to ultra-fast synthesized speech
    Takuya Nishimoto
    Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:5691-4. 2006
    ..As the results, the statistical models trained with the fast speaking corpus was effective. The learning effect was significant in the early stage of the trials and the effect sustained for several weeks...
  96. ncbi A role for the second subglottal resonance in lexical access
    Steven M Lulich
    Speech Communication Group, MIT, and Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2320-7. 2007
    ..N. Stevens, J. Phonetics 17, 3-46 (1989)]. The results support a model of lexical access in which articulatory-acoustic discontinuities subserve phonological feature identification...
  97. ncbi A study of regressive place assimilation in spontaneous speech and its implications for spoken word recognition
    Laura C Dilley
    Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, 1835 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43220, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2340-53. 2007
    ..Implications for theories of word recognition are discussed...
  98. ncbi Static features in real-time recognition of isolated vowels at high pitch
    Aníbal J S Ferreira
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr Roberto Frias s n, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2389-404. 2007
    ..However, PSC features have the potential to take full advantage of the pitch structure of voiced vowels, namely in the analysis of concurrent voices, or by using pitch as a normalization parameter...
  99. pmc Discrimination of starting phase with sinusoidal envelope modulation
    Stanley Sheft
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:EL84-9. 2007
    ..Intersubject variability may in part relate to the presence of multiple discrimination cues, with only some based on comparison of the ongoing pattern of envelope fluctuation...
  100. ncbi Voice F0 responses to pitch-shifted voice feedback during English speech
    Stephanie H Chen
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 440 North McClurg Ct 604, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:1157-63. 2007
    ..These findings support previous research suggesting the audio vocal system is involved in the control of suprasegmental features of English speech by correcting for errors between voice pitch feedback and the desired F0...
  101. ncbi What marks the beat of speech?
    Greg Kochanski
    Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:2780-91. 2008
    ..The prominence of a syllable can be deduced from the specific loudness in an (approximately) 360 ms window centered on the syllable in question relative to an (approximately) 800-ms-wide symmetric window...

Research Grants62

  1. SPEECH PERCEPTION AND PRODUCTION IN AN EPISODIC LEXICON
    STEPHEN GOLDINGER; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Project 2 will examine changes in speech acoustics during single-word shadowing...
  2. Articulatory recovery from speech acoustics
    Richard S McGowan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Veridical articulatory recovery from speech acoustics is useful for the laboratory and clinic when acoustic and partial articulatory information are available and ..
  3. Cortical Plasticity and Processing of Speech Sounds
    Michael Kilgard; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. has a significant developmental language impairment of unknown origin. Detailed studies of speech acoustics have significantly improved understanding and treatment of language impairments...
  4. From Sound to Sense: 50+ Years of Speech Research
    Joseph Perkell; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Topics to be covered include Phonology and Phonetics; Speech Acoustics; Speech Perception; Planning and Production; Development, Pathologies, and Remediation; and Speech Technology...
  5. Identifying Communicative Signals in Dysarthric Speech
    Rupal Patel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  6. Acoustic and Respiratory System Correlates of Pausing
    Janet Slifka; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..physical requirements for generating within-breath pauses, the impact of those requirements on the resulting speech acoustics, and the relation between within-breath pauses and the speech planning process...
  7. COMMUNICATION DISORDERS IN AT-RISK CHILDREN
    FRED BESS; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The research component proposes four projects that will address basic (psychoacoustics, speech acoustics, speech perception) and applied (early intervention, assessment) issues of importance for infants at-risk for ..
  8. SPEECH MOVEMENT RESEARCH WITH AN X-RAY MICROBEAM
    James Abbs; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The proposed facility will also have the capability for simultaneous sampling wide-band speech acoustics, EMG from multiple speech muscles and associated aerodynamic events and state-of-the-art computer processing, ..
  9. SPEECH MOVEMENT RESEARCH WITH AN X-RAY MICROBEAM
    James Abbs; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The proposed facility will also have the capability for simultaneous sampling wide-band speech acoustics, EMG from multiple speech muscles and associated aerodynamic events and state-of-the-art computer processing, ..
  10. Speech Production in Phonological Impairment
    Benjamin Munson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  11. ACOUSTIC CORRELATES OF PHONETIC PERCEPTION
    James Hillenbrand; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A software simulation will be developed for use in testing the validity of the theory. ..
  12. ARTICULATORY KINEMATICS IN NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDERS
    Gary Weismer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. SYMPOSIA FOR ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY
    JUDY DUBNO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Speech Kinematics in Parkinson's Disease
    Jessica Huber; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  15. Cross-generational sound change in American English
    Ewa Jacewicz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..As regional varieties of English continue to diverge, this dimension must be incorporated into work on speech intelligibility, recognition, and synthesis. ..
  16. MODELING COARTICULATION: AN INTEGRATED PHONETIC APPROACH
    Harvey Sussman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study will be test two theoretical hypotheses of coarticulatory behavior - a co-production/superposition account (Ohman, 1967) versus a more traditional phoneme-by-phoneme account first proposed by Joos (1948). ..
  17. Enhancing Tone Recognition for Cochlear Implant Users
    Xin Luo; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Device implementations and applications of mixed stimulation modes for tonal language speech processing in cochlear implants will be investigated. ..
  18. Speech Intelligibility Testing in Children with Repaired Cleft Palate
    David Zajac; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Expiratory muscle training in patients with Parkinson's
    Christine Sapienza; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The goals of the grant meet the mission of the R21. Its potential impact is high due to the therapy program's innovative nature and potential cost-effectiveness as a treatment approach. ..
  20. Early Assessment of Infants with Cleft Palate Following Surgical Repair
    David Zajac; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. CROSS-LANGUAGE STUDIES OF VOWEL ACOUSTICS AND PERCEPTION
    Winifred Strange; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Development of better theories of speech perception and production in normal children and adults form the basis for advances in research into problems of atypically developing children with phonological disorders. ..
  22. Perception of Sources of Environmental Sounds
    Valeriy Shafiro; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The findings of the study will be relevant to cochlear implant design, and will provide an empirical basis for a theory of environmental sound perception. ..
  23. SPEECH AND RESPIRATORY AERODYNAMICS IN CLEFT PALATE
    David Zajac; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It is possible, for example, that therapeutic techniques may be developed that incorporate specific respiratory strategies employed by speakers with cleft palate who exhibit acceptable speech characteristics. ..
  24. DYNAMIC PATTERNS OF SPEECH AERODYNAMICS IN CHILDREN
    LAURA KOENIG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  25. Auditory training and neural plasticity in older adults
    Kelly Tremblay; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Because the largest proportion of the population with communication disorders is elderly, it is important to determine if older adults can benefit from auditory training, or, if age limits the capacity for neural and perceptual change. ..
  26. Optimizing speech coding strategies for noise and music
    PHILIPOS LOIZOU; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  27. HEARING AIDS, COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND SPEECH RECOGNITION
    Christopher Turner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. 2007 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses
    Robert Shannon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This conference provides a unique forum for scientists to share their latest research and to brainstorm about future directions in research. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. Phonological markedness constraints on reading
    Iris Berent; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In view of the high incidence rate of dyslexia in the population, the study of reading skill and reading disabilities also carries direct implications for human health. ..
  30. Perception of Competing Talkers by the Hearing-Impaired
    CAROL MACKERSIE; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. Tone acquisition in young children with cochlear implants
    Li Xu; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This research will advance our knowledge of tone development and enhance rehabilitation of cochlear implant users. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. COCHLEAR IMPLANT--AUDITORY FUNCTION & SPEECH PERCEPTION
    Michael Dorman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. Coarticulatory cues in the recognition of spoken words
    Delphine Dahan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Furthermore, eye gaze to visual referents is a measure that can be used with young children, permitting to compare the processing of coarticulatory cues in adults and young children. ..
  34. COMPLEX AUDITORY PROCESSING WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS
    Monita Chatterjee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The clinical relevance of the proposed work is that the findings will contribute to the development of clinical assessment tools and new speech processor designs for future auditory prostheses. ..
  35. Learning in Infants of Chronically Depressed Mothers
    Peter Kaplan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These experiments promise to lay the foundation for future studies aimed at preventing learning problems in infants of depressed mothers. ..
  36. Quantitative Modeling of Speech
    Brad H Story; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  37. Intelligibility of English-based visual communication
    JEAN KRAUSE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  38. Tone development in children with cochlear implants
    Li Xu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Therefore, the proposed study could improve quality of life for many cochlear implant users. ..
  39. PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS IN THE MODELING OF PROSODY
    Helen Hanson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The synthesizer will also have the capability of demonstrating to clinicians or students the consequences of deviant control of respiration and of laryngeal state. ..
  40. FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING STUDIES OF SPEECH PROSODY
    Jackson Gandour; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  41. SIGNAL PROCESSING STRATEGIES FOR COCHLEAR PROSTHESIS
    PHILIPOS LOIZOU; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Most importantly, it will open new avenues for the development of future signal processing strategies for cochlear prosthesis. ..
  42. Linguapalatal Contact Pressures During Speech
    JEFFREY SEARL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Clearer understanding of the relationship between these measures will allow a more complete understanding of speech production, and lead to a larger research application dealing with speech dynamics. ..
  43. 2003 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses
    Robert Shannon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This application seeks partial support for this conference, scheduled at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA on August 17-22, 2003. ..
  44. PERCEPTION OF SPEECH BY NORMAL AND IMPAIRED LISTENERS
    Diane Kewley Port; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results will also make major advances towards a new theory of vowel perception. The data from these experiments will contribute to the understanding of the impact of cochlear dysfunction on normal conversation processes. ..
  45. Temporal Integration of Acoustic Detail in Speech
    Bob McMurray; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  46. INTELLIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT IN DYSARTHRIA
    Raymond Kent; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The data on dysarthria will be integrated with data on speech development and normal adult speech in a neural network model of speech production that is based on internal models of auditory and articulatory representations of speech. ..
  47. Infants' use of prosodic cues in language processing
    Amanda Seidl; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In this way, information concerning the perceptual weighting of these cues is elucidated. ..
  48. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ACOUSTICAL STUDIES OF SPEECH
    KENNETH STEVENS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will also contribute to a description of the stages of normal speech development in children and an understanding of the basis for the progression through these stages. ..
  49. Hearing Loss and the Utility of Speech Information
    Benjamin Hornsby; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  50. 2005 Conference on Implantable auditory Prostheses
    Robert Shannon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This application seeks partial support for this conference, scheduled at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA July 30 to August 4, 2005. ..
  51. On-Line Reference Comprehension and Production
    Jennifer Arnold; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The development of explicit models of reference and other aspects of language processing is necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of language disorders, such as aphasia. ..
  52. Prosodic Impairment and Speech Intelligibility in Perso*
    Kate Bunton; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Enhancing the F0 contour to include the peaks and valleys typical in normal speakers will decrease segment error rates. ..
  53. A Model for Determining Consonantal Features in Speech
    KENNETH STEVENS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Understanding of these processes of speech perception can lead to improved approaches to the remediation of disorders of speech perception and production. ..
  54. Effects of Intensity of Early Communication Intervention
    STEVEN WARREN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analyses will include t-tests, 2x2 ANOVA, and multi-level analysis (HLM). Multiple regression or ANCOVA will be used if statistical control of pre-treatment differences are necessary. Five years of funding is requested. ..
  55. EARLY VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN WITH COCHLEAR
    DAVID ERTMER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..18). ..
  56. Neural Correlates of Source Monitoring in Schizophrenia
    Anthony Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. ATTENTIONAL MECHANISMS IN THE PERCEPTION OF THREAT
    GINA GRIMSHAW; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The attentional effects of both threatening faces and threatening words will be considered. Threat effects will be compared in participants with high and low levels of sub-clinical anxiety. ..
  58. Computer-Based Tools for Medialization Laryngoplasty
    Steven Bielamowicz; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..