Tag: Acoustical Society of America

Accented Speech Harder to Hear, Harder to Remember

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that listening to accented speech is harder for the brain to process than native speech, making information harder to remember. Preliminary findings of this study are being presented at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Monitoring Mental Health through Speech Analysis

At the 168th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), held October 27-31 in Indianapolis, researchers from the University of Maryland presented findings from their work on a system of digital speech analysis that assesses depression through changes in speech patterns. Acoustic changes in speech of people with depression could be used to help monitor mental health via a digital app in future.

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