Binding of speech syllables when segregation occurs

Marion David, Mathieu Lavandier, Nicolas Grimault, Andrew J. Oxenham

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Two previous studies [David et al., 2017, Hear. Res. 344, 235-243; David et al., 2017, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 142(3), 1674-1685] have investigated the segregation of speech syllables made of a fricative consonant and a vowel, referred to as CV tokens. The first study explored the segregation of such syllables based on fundamental frequency differences. The second study explored the segregation of the CV tokens based on localization cues, especially the spectral cues in the median plane. Both studies found that segregation can be observed based on F0 and on spectral cues. Interestingly, it was found that the whole CV token remains grouped even when segregation occurs based on cues that affect only one part of the CV: F0 differences affect mostly the vowel part, whereas coloration in the median plane is effective mostly at high frequencies, selectively affecting the consonant part. The mechanisms that allow the CV to remain grouped under such circumstances remain unclear. The present manuscript reviews the results of these two studies and provides some suggestions as to how such binding might occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
EditorsMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783939296157
StatePublished - 2019
Event23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: Sep 9 2019Sep 23 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
ISSN (Print)2226-7808
ISSN (Electronic)2415-1599


Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by NIH grant R01 DC007657 and R01 DC016119 (AJO), Erasmus Mundus Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience travel award 22130341 (MD) and LabEX CeLyA ANR-10-LABX-0060/ANR-16-IDEX-0005 (ML, NG). We thank Steven van de Par for helpful discussions.

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