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Thirty healthy male volunteers participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to investigate whether mild anterograde memory impairment is found after lorazepam has been taken for 5 days. The study compares the amnestic properties of lorazepam and alprazolam on immediate and delayed recall of word lists under the same conditions. Results suggest(More)
Attitudes or social affects are strongly implied in interaction processing, and specifically to socio-cultural aspects of language. This paper presents the modeling of attitude to apply in expressive speech synthesis in Vietnamese, an under-resourced tonal language. A prosodic model for Vietnamese attitude is proposed based on the concept of " rendezvous "(More)
Social affective expression is a main part of face-to-face interaction and it is highly linked to the language through the culture. This paper presents a study on Audio-Visual prosodic attitudes in Vietnamese, an under-resourced tonal language. Based on an audio-visual corpus of 16 attitudes, perception experiments were carried out with Vietnamese and(More)
A salient aspect of the tone system of Hanoi Vietnamese is its use of phonation-type characteristics. This pilot study investigates intonational variation in the realization of two tones: tone 3 (ngã), a rising tone with a strong glottalization in its first half, and tone 6 (nặng), which starts on a middle pitch and usually falls dramatically because of a(More)
Prosodic attitudes (social affects) are highly linked to the language through the culture, and are a main part of face to face interaction. Therefore, for description and modeling, as well as for applications like translation, language learning or synthesis, a cross-cultural approach is relevant. This paper presents a cross-perception of AudioVisual(More)
Attitudes or social affects are strongly implied in interaction processing, and specifically to socio-cultural aspects of language. In face-to-face interaction, social affects are expressed through global patterns of prosody. This paper presents a cross-perceptual study of social affects in Vietnamese, a tonal language. Sixteen Vietnamese attitudes with(More)
In a prospective, controlled, double-blind study, 37 patients with major depressive disorder were subclassified into primary depression (N = 25) and secondary (N = 12) depression and treated with either amitriptyline (primary depressives N = 13, secondary depressives N = 6) or bupropion (primary depressives N = 12, secondary depressives N = 6). A(More)