Latest Speech perception Stories
Do you speak English as a second language well, but still have trouble understanding movies with unfamiliar accents, such as Brad Pitt's southern accent in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds?
The perceptions of five Chinese vowel /u, o, a, y, i/ and many perceptional phenomena can be explained well by the excitation pattern peaks.
Learning to talk also changes the way speech sounds are heard, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at Haskins Laboratories, a Yale-affiliated research laboratory.
Vestiges of unused foreign languages learned as children may be deeply embedded in people's memory banks, British researchers say. Many children who learn a foreign language may believe they have no recollection of the neglected language.
Many people will have personal experience of how difficult it is for computers to deal with spoken language.
We tend to think of speech as being something we hear, but recent studies suggest that we use a variety of senses for speech perception - that the brain treats speech as something we hear, see and even feel.
The movement of facial skin and muscles around the mouth plays an important role not only in the way the sounds of speech are made, but also in the way they are heard according to a study by scientists at Haskins Laboratories, a Yale-affiliated research laboratory.
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) workshop on plasticity in speech perception held by UCL at Beverage Hall, Senate House, June 15th - 17th.