Effects of prosodic emotional intensity on activation of associative auditory cortex.

  title={Effects of prosodic emotional intensity on activation of associative auditory cortex.},
  author={Thomas Ethofer and Silke Anders and Sarah Wiethoff and Michael Erb and Cornelia Herbert and Ralf Saur and Wolfgang Grodd and Dirk Wildgruber},
  volume={17 3},
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate hemodynamic responses to adjectives pronounced in happy and angry intonations of varying emotional intensity. In separate sessions, participants judged the emotional valence of either intonation or semantics. To disentangle effects of emotional prosodic intensity from confounding acoustic parameters, mean and variability of volume and fundamental frequency of each stimulus were included as nuisance variables in the statistical models… CONTINUE READING
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