Perception and neural representation of size-variant human vowels in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).

@article{Schebesch2010PerceptionAN,
  title={Perception and neural representation of size-variant human vowels in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).},
  author={Gabriele Schebesch and Andrea Lingner and Uwe Firzlaff and Lutz Wiegrebe and Benedikt Grothe},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={2010},
  volume={261 1-2},
  pages={1-8}
}
Humans reliably recognize spoken vowels despite the variability of the sounds caused by the across-subject variability of the speakers' vocal tract. The vocal tract serves as a resonator which imprints a spectral envelope onto the sounds generated by the vocal folds. This spectral envelope contains not only information about the type of vocalization but also about the size of the speaker: the larger the speaker, the lower the formant frequencies of the spoken vowels. In a combined… CONTINUE READING

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