9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

On the Role of Acting Skills for the Collection of Simulated Emotional Speech

Emiel Krahmer, Marc Swerts

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

We experimentally compared non-simulated with simulated expressions of emotion produced both by inexperienced and by experienced actors. Contrary to our expectations, in a perception experiment participants rated the expressions of experienced actors as more extreme and less like non-simulated ("real") expressions than those produced by non-professional actors.

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Bibliographic reference.  Krahmer, Emiel / Swerts, Marc (2008): "On the role of acting skills for the collection of simulated emotional speech", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 261-264.