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Talk Ana Pinheiro (Brain & Cognition Seminar)

17 October 2023 @ 12 h 15 min - 13 h 15 min

Vocal emotion perception at millisecond speed Ana Pinheiro, University of Lisbon The human voice is possibly the most important sound category in the social landscape. Compared to other non-verbal emotion signals, the voice is particularly effective in communicating emotions: it can carry information over large distances and independent of sight. However, the study of vocal emotion expression and perception is surprisingly far less developed than the study of emotion in faces. Thereby, its neural and functional correlates remain elusive. As the voice represents a dynamically changing auditory stimulus, temporally sensitive techniques such as the EEG are particularly informative. In this talk, the dynamic neurocognitive operations that take place when we listen to vocal emotions will be specified, with a focus on the effects of stimulus type, task demands, and speaker and listener characteristics (e.g., age). These studies suggest that emotional voice perception is not only a matter of how one speaks but also of who speaks and who listens. Implications of these findings for the understanding of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia will be discussed. ON SITE & Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 642 5434 9211 Passcode: 063867


17 October 2023
12 h 15 min - 13 h 15 min
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