Miriam Kienast

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The present study aims at examining vocal expression of emotion. Emotionally loaded speech material produced by actors was analyzed with reference to the accuracy of articulation as well as to the duration of syllables and segments. It was investigated whether the vocal expression of several emotions (anger, happiness, fear and sadness) differ from one(More)
The tropical ocean plays a major role in global climate. It is therefore crucial to establish the precise phase between tropical and high-latitude climate variability during past abrupt climate events in order to gain insight into the mechanisms of global climate change. Here we present alkenone sea surface temperature (SST) records from the tropical South(More)
In the present study, the vocal expressions of the emotions anger, happiness, fear, boredom and sadness are acoustically analyzed in relation to neutral speech. The emotional speech material produced by actors is investigated especially with regard to spectral and segmental changes which are caused by different articulatory behavior accompanying emotional(More)
Emotions influence a person’s way of speaking, and it is possible to identify the emotional state of a speaker by merely listening to spoken utterances. The purpose of this study is to distinguish between basic emotions by prosodic features, in particular by characteristics of the fundamental frequency (F0). In addition to the measurement of global features(More)
With optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements, we analyzed clay microfabrics in ultracataclastic/gouge and cataclastic core samples obtained from the main bore hole of the San Andreas Fault observatory at depth (SAFOD). The analysis reveals a significant(More)
The microstructures, mineralogy and chemistry of representative samples collected from the cores of the San Andreas Fault drill hole (SAFOD) and the Taiwan Chelungpu-Fault Drilling project (TCDP) have been studied using optical microscopy, TEM, SEM, XRD and XRF analyses. SAFOD samples provide a transect across undeformed host rock, the fault damage zone and(More)
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