Encoding Emotions in Speech with the Size Code: A Perceptual Investigation

@article{Chuenwattanapranithi2008EncodingEI,
  title={Encoding Emotions in Speech with the Size Code: A Perceptual Investigation},
  author={Suthathip Chuenwattanapranithi and Yi Xu and Bundit Thipakorn and Songrit Maneewongvatana},
  journal={Phonetica},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={210-30}
}
Our current understanding of how emotions are expressed in speech is still very limited. Part of the difficulty has been the lack of understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Here we report the findings of a somewhat unconventional investigation of emotional speech. Instead of looking for direct acoustic correlates of multiple emotions, we tested a specific theory, the size code hypothesis of emotional speech, about two emotions--anger and happiness. According to the hypothesis, anger and… CONTINUE READING
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