The specificity of adaptation to real-time formant shifting

Ewen MacDonald, Elizabeth Pile, Hilmi Dajani, Kevin Munhall

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Abstract

In this study, two experiments were conducted to investigate the specificity of adaptation to realtime formant shifting. During the experiments, talkers were adapted to altered auditory feedback for one vowel (trained vowel) and received unaltered feedback for a different vowel (untrained vowel). In the first experiment, production of the untrained vowel was measured while the talker was in the process of adapting to the altered feedback for the trained vowel. In the second experiment, production of the untrained vowel was measured after talkers had adapted to the altered feedback for the trained vowel. In both experiments, talkers spontaneously modified production of the trained vowel in response to the altered auditory feedback. In the first experiment, talkers slightly altered production of the untrained vowel while the trained vowel was adapting to the altered feedback. In the second experiment, production of the untrained vowel was not altered after talkers had completely adapted to the altered feedback of the trained vowel. These results suggest that the degree of generalization depends on the conditions of adaptation and on the information available about the acoustic environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Speech Production Seminar
EditorsS. Rudolph, S. Fuchs, Y. Laprie
Publication date2008
Pages397-400
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Speech Production Seminar - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

Conference8th International Speech Production Seminar
CityStrasbourg, France
Period01/01/2008 → …

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MacDonald, E., Pile, E., Dajani, H., & Munhall, K. (2008). The specificity of adaptation to real-time formant shifting. In S. Rudolph, S. Fuchs, & Y. Laprie (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Speech Production Seminar (pp. 397-400)