Auditory-visual speech perception and synchrony detection for speech and nonspeech signals

Brianna Conrey, David B. Pisoni

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Abstract

Previous research has identified a "synchrony window" of several hundred milliseconds over which auditory-visual (AV) asynchronies are not reliably perceived. Individual variability in the size of this AV synchrony window has been linked with variability in AV speech perception measures, but it was not clear whether AV speech perception measures are related to synchrony detection for speech only or for both speech and nonspeech signals. An experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between measures of AV speech perception and AV synchrony detection for speech and nonspeech signals. Variability in AV synchrony detection for both speech and nonspeech signals was found to be related to variability in measures of auditory-only (A-only) and AV speech perception, suggesting that temporal processing for both speech and nonspeech signals must be taken into account in explaining variability in A-only and multisensory speech perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4065-4073
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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