Emotions in the Human Voice Volume III: Culture and Perception

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Krzysztof Izdebski

Details: 354 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-119-8

© 2009 | Available

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The last volume of Emotions in the Human Voice presents the reader with information on the application of vocal emotions in the daily interaction with technology and whether the vocal emotions are universal or culture specific. This volume presents noteworthy data on cross-cultural vocal emotions and how the emerging silicon technology struggles to provide unbiased and accurate renditions of instruments, computers, systems and products that will interact properly with vocally transmitted emotions. The authors discusses the problems and challenges in creating virtual emotional anthropomorphismic creatures, how automatic recognition of vocal emotions by machines is achieved, and the effects of future technology or our day-to-day emotional life.


  • Foreword
    Hans von Leden
  • Preface
    Krzysztof Izdebski, PhD
  1. Research on emotional perception of voices based on a morphing method
    Kazuhiko Kakehi, Yuko Sogabe, and Hideki Kawahara
  2. A paralinguistic template for creating persona in interactive voice response (IVR) systems
    Osamuyimen Thompson Stewart
  3. Memory for emotional tone of voice
    John W. Mullennix
  4. Assessing voice characteristics of depression among English- and Spanish- speaking populations
    Gerardo M. González and Amy L. Ramos
  5. Automatic discrimination of emotion from voice: a review of research paradigms
    Juhani Toivanen, Tapio Seppänen, and Eero Väyrynen
  6. Dazed and Confused: Possible processing constraints on emotional response to information-dense motivational speech
    Claude Steinberg
  7. Emotion processing deficits in functional voice disorders
    Janet E. Baker and Richard D. Lane
  8. Emotions, anthropomorphism of speech synthesis, and psychophysiology
    Mirja Ilves and Veikko Surakka
  9. LUCIA a new emotive/expressive Italian talking head
    Piero Cosi and Carlo Drioli
  10. Perceptions of Japanese anime voices by Hebrew speakers
    Mihoko Teshigawara, Noam Amir, Ofer Amir, Edna Milano Wlosko, and Meital Avivi
  11. Recognition of vocal and facial emotions: comparison between Japanese and North Americans
    Sumi Shigeno
  12. Automatic recognition of emotive voice and speech
    Julia Sidorova and Toni Badia
  13. The context of voice and emotion: A voiceover artist's perspective
    Kathleen Antonia Tarr
  14. Tokin tuf: true grit in the voice of virility
    Claude Steinberg
  15. Vocal expressions of emotions and personalities in japanese anime
    Mihoko Teshigawara
  16. Dubbing in Brazilian Portuguese: an analysis of characters voices in children's movies
    Mara Behlau and Gisele Gasparini
  17. Voice and emotions in the philippine culture
    Juliana Sustento Seneriches
  18. The strains of the voice
    Steven Connor
  19. Approaches to emotional expressivity in synthetic speech
    Marc Schröder

Krzysztof Izdebski

Krzysztof Izdebski, PhD
Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski, a founder and Chairman of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to voice and speech dysfunction (www.pvsf.org) and a Chairman of the Annual Pacific Voice Conference, a yearly gathering of voice experts is an internationally recognized scientist, clinician and a voice-speech pathologist with interests in voice and head and neck pathophysiology leading to communicative dysfunctions. He is also a co-founder and a World Voice Consortium, an international body of individuals and institutions dedicated to the study and care of the human voice.

Born in Poland, he graduated from the University of Lund, Sweden, UCLA, and UCSF in the USA, and is currently in private practice in San Francisco, CA, and is also a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. A multilingual speaker, Dr. Izdebski is a frequent visiting scholar and a lecturer at numerous European, Asian and South American institutions of learning and at various conferences. For his contribution to the field of voice, Dr. Izdebski received numerous prestigious awards, and is an ASHA Fellow. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed scholarly publications on voice functions and restoration of head and neck functions. Dr. Izdebski also served on various ASHA Committees including Advanced Practices in Speech Pathology, Medical Speech Devices and is the member of the Special Division 3 on Voice and Voice Disorders. He serves on editorial boards of many professional journals. His current interests continue to revolve around phonatory movement disorders, emotions in the human voice, applications of voice to products and industry, occupational voice and speech disorders and medico-legal assessment and documentation of voice and speech. As a hobby he studies languages, collects cartographic and balloon ephemera, enjoys unusual gardening frescos and cooking and some times works as a radio disc jockey on a local radio station. He lives in the Bay Area with his two children and lots of animals.

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