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Psychoacoustic cues to emotion in speech prosody and music.
Cogn Emot. 2013; 27(4):658-84.CE

Abstract

There is strong evidence of shared acoustic profiles common to the expression of emotions in music and speech, yet relatively limited understanding of the specific psychoacoustic features involved. This study combined a controlled experiment and computational modelling to investigate the perceptual codes associated with the expression of emotion in the acoustic domain. The empirical stage of the study provided continuous human ratings of emotions perceived in excerpts of film music and natural speech samples. The computational stage created a computer model that retrieves the relevant information from the acoustic stimuli and makes predictions about the emotional expressiveness of speech and music close to the responses of human subjects. We show that a significant part of the listeners' second-by-second reported emotions to music and speech prosody can be predicted from a set of seven psychoacoustic features: loudness, tempo/speech rate, melody/prosody contour, spectral centroid, spectral flux, sharpness, and roughness. The implications of these results are discussed in the context of cross-modal similarities in the communication of emotion in the acoustic domain.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva CH-1205, Switzerland. eduardo.coutinho@unige.chNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23057507

Citation

Coutinho, Eduardo, and Nicola Dibben. "Psychoacoustic Cues to Emotion in Speech Prosody and Music." Cognition & Emotion, vol. 27, no. 4, 2013, pp. 658-84.
Coutinho E, Dibben N. Psychoacoustic cues to emotion in speech prosody and music. Cogn Emot. 2013;27(4):658-84.
Coutinho, E., & Dibben, N. (2013). Psychoacoustic cues to emotion in speech prosody and music. Cognition & Emotion, 27(4), 658-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2012.732559
Coutinho E, Dibben N. Psychoacoustic Cues to Emotion in Speech Prosody and Music. Cogn Emot. 2013;27(4):658-84. PubMed PMID: 23057507.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychoacoustic cues to emotion in speech prosody and music. AU - Coutinho,Eduardo, AU - Dibben,Nicola, Y1 - 2012/10/12/ PY - 2012/10/13/entrez PY - 2012/10/13/pubmed PY - 2014/5/16/medline SP - 658 EP - 84 JF - Cognition & emotion JO - Cogn Emot VL - 27 IS - 4 N2 - There is strong evidence of shared acoustic profiles common to the expression of emotions in music and speech, yet relatively limited understanding of the specific psychoacoustic features involved. This study combined a controlled experiment and computational modelling to investigate the perceptual codes associated with the expression of emotion in the acoustic domain. The empirical stage of the study provided continuous human ratings of emotions perceived in excerpts of film music and natural speech samples. The computational stage created a computer model that retrieves the relevant information from the acoustic stimuli and makes predictions about the emotional expressiveness of speech and music close to the responses of human subjects. We show that a significant part of the listeners' second-by-second reported emotions to music and speech prosody can be predicted from a set of seven psychoacoustic features: loudness, tempo/speech rate, melody/prosody contour, spectral centroid, spectral flux, sharpness, and roughness. The implications of these results are discussed in the context of cross-modal similarities in the communication of emotion in the acoustic domain. SN - 1464-0600 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23057507/Psychoacoustic_cues_to_emotion_in_speech_prosody_and_music_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699931.2012.732559 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -