Postural entrainment by vocal effort in singing and speech

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dc.contributor.author Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric
dc.contributor.author Oberg, Martin
dc.contributor.author Barbosa, Adriano Vilela
dc.contributor.author McAllister, Kathryn
dc.contributor.author Hermiston, Nancy
dc.contributor.author Kurth, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-03T06:45:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-03T06:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20946
dc.description.abstract This study assesses the interaction of the postural control system and the production of expressive vocal behavior during speech and singing. In particular, we focus on the head, whose motions have been implicated for both postural control and spoken language production. How does head motion behavior simultaneously serve posture control and linguistic communication during vocalization? This study examines the interaction of these two subsystems by measuring the effects of different levels of vocal effort (loudness) on speech and singing. We show that as vocalizations becomes louder the correspondence between measures of head motion and speech acoustics become less complex and better coordinated spatiotemporally. In order to show that the head-voice coordination indeed concerns posture control, the same coordination effects are demonstrated for time-varying measures of body posture, measured with force plates under each of the performer's feet. en
dc.format.extent 604-609
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other postural control en
dc.subject.other vocal effort en
dc.subject.other entrainment en
dc.subject.other operatic singing en
dc.subject.other speech en
dc.title Postural entrainment by vocal effort in singing and speech en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2009411338
dc.identifier.conference ESCOM 2009 : 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

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