Vocal Expression and Perception of Emotion

  title={Vocal Expression and Perception of Emotion},
  author={J A Bachorowski},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={53 - 57}
  • J. Bachorowski
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Speech is an acoustically rich signal that provides considerable personal information about talkers. The expression of emotions in speech sounds and corresponding abilities to perceive such emotions are both fundamental aspects of human communication. Findings from studies seeking to characterize the acoustic properties of emotional speech indicate that speech acoustics provide an external cue to the level of nonspecific arousal associated with emotionalprocesses and to a lesser extent, the… 
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