Major and Classification
Neuroscience and Psychology
Dr. Jason Zevin
Research Gateway Project
Speech Perception with Temporally Patterned Noise Makers
Speech perception mostly occurs in adverse listening conditions. Many experiments trying to understand how adverse listening conditions affect speech perception take advantage of energetic or informational masks. The paradigms for each are usually distinct in various dimensions and thus difficult to make comparisons between the two. We created a mask that could be infused with temporal information while all else remaining consistent with an energetic mask baseline. We hypothesize that listeners will use the temporal structure to parse through the mask and perform better at a word identification task. Furthermore we hypothesize that there will be an interaction effect of energetic parsing and informational parsing with this stimulus and might be the basis for further research in understanding the systems for speech perception in adverse conditions.