Sølvi Ystad

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The present work investigates the relationship between semantic and prosodic (metric) processing in spoken language under 2 attentional conditions (semantic and metric tasks) by analyzing both behavioral and event-related potential (ERP) data. Participants listened to short sentences ending in semantically and/or metrically congruous or incongruous(More)
The aim of these experiments was to compare conceptual priming for linguistic and for a homogeneous class of nonlinguistic sounds, impact sounds, by using both behavioral (percentage errors and RTs) and electrophysiological measures (ERPs). Experiment 1 aimed at studying the neural basis of impact sound categorization by creating typical and ambiguous(More)
The present study investigated the effect of handwriting sonification on graphomotor learning. Thirty-two adults, distributed in two groups, learned four new characters with their non-dominant hand. The experimental design included a pre-test, a training session, and two post-tests, one just after the training sessions and another 24h later. Two characters(More)
The aim of this work is to use subjective evaluations of sounds produced by a piano synthesis model to determine the perceptual influence on phenomena involved in sound production. The specificity of musical sounds is that they are intended for perception and judgments by human beings. It is therefore necessary, in order to evaluate the acoustic qualities(More)
Two experiments were conducted to examine the conceptual relation between words and nonmeaningful sounds. In order to reduce the role of linguistic mediation, sounds were recorded in such a way that it was highly unlikely to identify the source that produced them. Related and unrelated sound-word pairs were presented in Experiment 1 and the order of(More)
32 Computer Music Journal Synthesis of impact sounds is far from a trivial task owing to the high density of modes generally contained in such signals. Several authors have addressed this problem and proposed different approaches to model such sounds. The majority of these models are based on the physics of vibrating structures, as with for instance modal(More)
In this paper, we focused on the identification of the perceptual properties of impacted materials to provide an intuitive control of an impact sound synthesizer. To investigate such properties, impact sounds from everyday life objects, made of different materials (wood, metal and glass), were recorded and analyzed. These sounds were synthesized using an(More)