The McGurk effect at various auditory signal-to-noise ratios in American and Finnish listeners

Kaisa Tiippana, Erin Hayes, Riikka Möttönen, Nina Kraus, Mikko Sams

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Abstract

In the McGurk effect, incongruent visual information alters the auditory speech percept. We studied the strength of this effect as a function of auditory signal-to-noise ratio (SNR: -12, -6, 0, +6 dB, and noise-free) in Finnish adults, American adults and American children (8-12 years). The McGurk stimuli were A/p/V/k/(auditory/apa/presented with visual/aka/), A/p/V/t/, A/k/V/p/and A/t/V/p/. As SNR decreased, proportion of responses based on the auditory component decreased and visual influence got stronger. All participants showed this pattern, though in some instances Finns showed weaker visual influence. Overall, the McGurk effect was very similar in these language and age groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, AVSP 2010 - Hakone, Japan
Duration: Sep 30 2010Oct 3 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, AVSP 2010
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHakone
Period9/30/1010/3/10

Keywords

  • McGurk effect
  • age
  • language
  • noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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