Unattended speech processing: Effect of vocal tract length

Rivenez, Marie, Darwin, Chris, Bourgeon, Léonore and Guillaume, Anne (2007) Unattended speech processing: Effect of vocal tract length. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America - Express Letters, 121 (2). EL90-EL95.

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Rivenez et al. [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 119(6), 4027¿4040 (2006)] recently demonstrated that an unattended message is able to prime by 28 ms a simultaneously presented attended message when the two messages have a different F0 range. This study asks whether a difference in vocal tract length between the two messages rather than a difference in F0 can also produce such priming. A priming effect of 13 ms was found when messages were in the same F0 range but had different (15-30%) formant frequencies suggesting that the processing of unattended speech strongly relies on the presence of perceptual grouping cues.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Supervised the first author for DPhil
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Christopher John Darwin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:52
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 14:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14799
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