Jessie S. Nixon
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The temporal dynamics of perceptual uncertainty: eye movement evidence from Cantonese segment and tone perception
Abstract Two visual world eyetracking experiments investigated how acoustic cue value and statistical variance affect perceptual uncertainty during Cantonese consonant (Experiment 1) and tone… Expand
Acoustic cue variability affects eye movement behaviour during non-native speech perception
Short-term exposure enhances perception of both between- and within-category acoustic information.
A critical question in speech research is how listeners use non-discrete acoustic cues for discrimination between discrete alternative messages (e.g. words). Previous studies have shown that… Expand
Sound of mind : electrophysiological and behavioural evidence for the role of context, variation and informativity in human speech processing
- Jessie S. Nixon
- 14 October 2014
Spoken communication involves transmission of a message which takes physical form in acoustic waves. Within any given language, acoustic cues pattern in language-specific ways along language-specific… Expand
Cross-category phonological effects on ERP amplitude demonstrate context-specific processing during reading aloud
The phonetic realisation of speech sounds depends on their context: e.g., /t/ is aspirated in ‘top’, but unaspirated in ‘stop’. Similarly, Beijing Mandarin Tone 3 (T3) usually has a low… Expand
Acoustic cue variability affects eye movement behaviour during non-native speech perception: a GAMM model
A fundamental question in speech research is how listeners use continuous (non-discrete) acoustic cues to discriminate between discrete alternative messages. An important factor is the statistical… Expand
Eye movements reflect acoustic cue informativity and statistical noise
Listeners rely on highly variable, non-discrete acoustic information to understand spoken messages. The present ‘visual world’ eye tracking study investigated whether the amount of acoustic cue… Expand
Phonetic context and word frequency effects in tone processing: A non-linear model of ERPs
Phonetic context and word frequency effects in tone processing: A non-linear model of ERPs Jessie Nixon1,2,3,5, Jacolien van Rij1, Xiaoqing Li 4 & Yiya Chen 2,3 1Quantitative Linguistics Group,… Expand
Age estimation in foreign-accented speech by non-native speakers of English
- Dan Jiao, Vicky Watson, Sidney Gig-Jan Wong, Ksenia Gnevsheva, Jessie S. Nixon
- Computer Science
- Speech Commun.
Abstract Listeners are able to very approximately estimate speakers’ ages, with a mean estimation error of around ten years. Interestingly, accuracy varies considerably, depending on a number of… Expand