Welcome to the Voice, Emotion, and Speech (VoicES) Neuroscience Lab!
The human voice is likely the most important sound category in the human auditory landscape. For example, a preference for human voices relative to non-social auditory stimuli is already observed in neonates. In the context of a conversation, listeners need to rapidly integrate multiple auditory cues, which include not only linguistic but also paralinguistic or speaker-specific information, such as his/her emotional state. At the VoicES Laboratory we investigate how humans perceive, recognize, and make sense of voice, speech, and emotional information. For example: