When Less is Heard than Meets the Ear: Change Deafness in a Telephone Conversation

  title={When Less is Heard than Meets the Ear: Change Deafness in a Telephone Conversation},
  author={Kimberly M. Fenn and Hadas Shintel and Alexandra S. Atkins and Jeremy I. Skipper and Veronica Carolyn Bond and Howard C. Nusbaum},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={1442 - 1456}
During a conversation, we hear the sound of the talker as well as the intended message. Traditional models of speech perception posit that acoustic details of a talker's voice are not encoded with the message whereas more recent models propose that talker identity is automatically encoded. When shadowing speech, listeners often fail to detect a change in talker identity. The present study was designed to investigate whether talker changes would be detected when listeners are actively engaged in… 

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