Frightened by the perpetrator's voice: Startle responsivity and cognitive processing predict earwitness speaker identification.

@article{Schreuder2018FrightenedBT,
  title={Frightened by the perpetrator's voice: Startle responsivity and cognitive processing predict earwitness speaker identification.},
  author={Maartje J Schreuder and Thomas Andreas Meyer and Alana C. Krix},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={134},
  pages={80-88}
}
This study was inspired by the case of a robbery victim who was startled and reminded of the crime upon hearing a stranger's voice, while not clearly recognizing the speaker. To investigate whether specific voices can modulate startle reactions and thereby predict speaker identification, we presented an audio hijack scenario to 84 participants and… CONTINUE READING