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How aging affects the recognition of emotional speech

Paulmann, S and Pell, MD and Kotz, SA (2008) 'How aging affects the recognition of emotional speech.' Brain and Language, 104 (3). 262 - 269. ISSN 0093-934X

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Abstract

To successfully infer a speaker's emotional state, diverse sources of emotional information need to be decoded. The present study explored to what extent emotional speech recognition of 'basic' emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, pleasant surprise, sadness) differs between different sex (male/female) and age (young/middle-aged) groups in a behavioural experiment. Participants were asked to identify the emotional prosody of a sentence as accurately as possible. As a secondary goal, the perceptual findings were examined in relation to acoustic properties of the sentences presented. Findings indicate that emotion recognition rates differ between the different categories tested and that these patterns varied significantly as a function of age, but not of sex. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 15:30
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 05:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3389

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