10th Speech in Noise Workshop, 11-12 January 2018, Glasgow

Don’t use that tone with me: How emotions and motivations are processed from speech

Silke Paulmann(a)
Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK

(a) Presenting

It’s been said that 10% of conflicts are due to differences in opinion and 90% are to due to wrong tone of voice. This nicely outlines how important non-verbal cues are in our daily communication. In this talk, I will give an overview about my own work on how social intentions and emotions in particular are communicated through tone of voice alone. I will refer to work looking at acoustic correlates of emotional speech, how easy or difficult it is to recognise emotions from speech and will also show some electro-physiological data from listeners in response to emotional speech. Moreover, I will outline which factors we have identified that might influence how emotions and attitudes are processed from speech.

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