The effect of change in spectral slope and formant frequencies on the perception of loudness.

@article{Duvvuru2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of change in spectral slope and formant frequencies on the perception of loudness.},
  author={Sirisha Duvvuru and M. Erickson},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          691-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS This study attempts to understand how changes in spectral slope and formant frequency influence changes in perceived loudness. It was hypothesized that voices synthesized with steeper spectral slopes will be perceived as less loud than voices synthesized with less steep spectral slopes, in spite of the fact that they are of equal root mean square (RMS) amplitude. It was also hypothesized that stimuli with higher formant patterns will be perceived as louder than those with… Expand
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