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ERIC Number: EJ932983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0028-3932
Learning to Recognize Speakers of a Non-Native Language: Implications for the Functional Organization of Human Auditory Cortex
Perrachione, Tyler K.; Wong, Patrick C. M.
Neuropsychologia, v45 n8 p1899-1910 2007
Brain imaging studies of voice perception often contrast activation from vocal and verbal tasks to identify regions uniquely involved in processing voice. However, such a strategy precludes detection of the functional relationship between speech and voice perception. In a pair of experiments involving identifying voices from native and foreign language speech we show that, even after repeated exposure to the same foreign language speakers, accurate talker identification is in a large part dependent on linguistic proficiency. These results suggest that a strong integration between the brain regions implicated in voice perception and speech perception accounts for the accurate identification of talkers. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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