Speech Prosody 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
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
Bibliographic reference. Globerson, Eitan / Lavidor, Michal / Golan, Ofer / Kishon-Rabin, Liat / Amir, Noam (2010): "Psychoacoustic abilities as predictors of vocal emotion recognition", In SP-2010, paper 823.