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Emotions in the Human Voice
Volume II Clinical Evidence

Krzysztof Izdebski
288 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"
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Clinical Evidence engages the reader with discussions on the neurobiological and clinical aspects of emotions in the human voice. Newest information on production, perception and dysfunctions affecting these aspects of vocal emotions are presented. Fascinating brain studies on how our brain composes, stores, and retrieves vocal emotions as a factor of valence, age, and gender are presented. Discussion is linked to the concepts of social perception of evaluating vocal interactions in the presence or absence of visual input and across distances and situations. This volume shapes our understanding and comprehension of vocal emotions, and may help to explain some of the difficulties encountered between men and women. The reader will discover how the vocal production system in particular is dependent on the physiological parameters modulated by individual emotional state. The perceived emotional valence of being happy, sad, angry, or afraid is discussed in the gender context. Acoustic specialization of the two hemispheres of the brain is presented, and the role of the brain in regulating specific vocal emotions is reviewed. Vocalization patterns thought to help us in sexual behavior including mate choices and the role voice plays in our intimate behavior are discussed. Clinical issues that affect production, perception and interaction of vocal emotions are presented and treatment solutions are presented.

  • Autonomic Determinants of Vocal Expression of Emotions
    Branka Zei Pollermann
  • Brain Mechanisms for Social Perception
    Elizabeth J. Carter and Kevin A. Pelphrey
  • Child Speech and Emotions: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective
    Ioulia Grichkovtsova and Ineke Mennen
  • Conveyance of Emotion in Postlaryngectomy Communication
    Philip C. Doyle
  • Impact of Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) on Emotive Aspects of Voice and Speech
    Maria A. Hortis-Dzierzbicka and Krzysztof Izdebski
  • The Estill Voice Model: Physiology of Emotion
    Kimberly M. Steinhauer and Jo Estill
  • Neurology and Clinical Considerations of Affective Prosody
    Marilee Monnot, Diana Orbelo, Julie Testa, and Elliott Ross
  • Pathologic Phonation Connotes and Evokes Wrong Emotive Reactions in Listeners
    Krzysztof Izdebski
  • Perception of Emotion in Impaired Facial and Vocal Expression
    Ingrid Verduyckt and Dominique Morsomme
  • The Music of Language: The Importance of Prosody and Non-Verbal Communication in the Dyadic Interaction Between Infant and Caregiver
    Victoria Stevens
  • Psychobiological Framework of Stress and Voice: A Psychobiological Framework for Studying Psychological Stress and Its Relation to Voice Disorders
    Maria Dietrich and Katherine Verdolini
  • The Role of Auditory Feedback in Nonverbal Vocal Behavior of Normally Hearing and Hearing Impaired Infants
    Elisabeth Scheiner and Kurt Hammerschmidt
  • The Vocal Dance of Seduction: From Being Anyone to Being Someone
  • Vocal Indicators of Coping Style in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study
    Branka Zei Pollermann and Jürg Bernhard
  • Why Are We Attracted to Certain Voices? Voice as an Evolved Medium for the Transmission of Psychological and Biological Information
    Susan M. Hughes and Gordon G. Gallup, Jr.
  • From Perception to Communication: Sensolinguistic Therapy to Restore Voice and Vocal Emotions
    Lilla-Teresa Sadowski, Alois Mauerhofer, Sabine Hofmann, and Krzysztof Izdebski
  • Restoration of Vocal and Facial Emotive Production in Tardive Dyskinesia, Cerebral Palsy, and Closed Head Injury Using Selective Chemical Denervation
    Krzysztof Izdebski and Raul M. Cruz
  • A Comprehensive Model of How the Stress Chain Affects Voice
    Willy A.R. Wellens and Magda J.M.C. van Opstal
  • Vocal Psychodynamics in the Voice Clinic
    Mara Behlau and Gisele Gasparini
  • Index

About The Author

Krzysztof Izdebski

Krzysztof Izdebski, PhD, Chairman, Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, SF, CA, USA; Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; Fellow, ASHA, USA; Founding Member: The World Voice Consortium, Oporto, Portugal; Honorary Member: Fundation Mexicana de la Voz.