ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010

Psychoacoustic abilities as predictors of vocal emotion recognition

Eitan Globerson, Michal Lavidor, Ofer Golan, Liat Kishon-Rabin, Noam Amir

The mechanisms underlying vocal emotion recognition (VER) have been the subject of extensive research in the last decades. Evidence supporting a linkage between the level of musical background and vocal emotion recognition abilities was indicated in several studies, while others pointed to a linkage between Theory of Mind/emotional intelligence and VER. In the current paper we highlight pitch discrimination abilities as successful predictors of VER. Our results may have a significant impact on the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from deficient VER

Index Terms: Prosody, vocal emotion recognition, psychoacoustic thresholds, gliding tone threshold

Cite as: Globerson, E., Lavidor, M., Golan, O., Kishon-Rabin, L., Amir, N. (2010) Psychoacoustic abilities as predictors of vocal emotion recognition. Proc. Speech Prosody 2010, paper 823

  author={Eitan Globerson and Michal Lavidor and Ofer Golan and Liat Kishon-Rabin and Noam Amir},
  title={{Psychoacoustic abilities as predictors of vocal emotion recognition}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2010},
  pages={paper 823}