psychoacoustics; vocal production; human voice; functional magnetic resonance imaging; limbic system; hearing limits; auditory perception; vocal emotions; neural network; neural auditory system
Domínguez-Borràs Judith, Guex Raphaël, Méndez-Bértolo Constantino, Legendre Guillaume, Spinelli Laurent, Moratti Stephan, Frühholz Sascha, Mégevand Pierre, Arnal Luc, Strange Bryan, Seeck Margitta, Vuilleumier Patrik (2019), Human amygdala response to unisensory and multisensory emotion input: No evidence for superadditivity from intracranial recordings, in Neuropsychologia
, 131, 9-24.
CollSelim, FrühholzSascha, GrandjeanDidier (2018), Audiomotor integration of angry and happy prosodies, in Psychological Research
Frühholz Sascha, Staib Matthias (2017), Neurocircuitry of impaired affective sound processing: A clinical disorders perspective, in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Frühholz Sascha, Schlegel Katja, Grandjean Didier (2017), Amygdala structure and core dimensions of the affective personality, in Brain Structure and Function
Deng Jun, Xu Xinzhou, Zhang Zixing, Fruhholz Sascha, Schuller Bjorn (2017), Universum Autoencoder-Based Domain Adaptation for Speech Emotion Recognition, in IEEE Signal Processing Letters
, 24(4), 500-504.
Deng Jun, Xu Xinzhou, Zhang Zixing, Fruhholz Sascha, Schuller Bjorn (2017), Semi-Supervised Autoencoders for Speech Emotion Recognition, in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
Peschke Claudia, Köster Raphael, Korsch Margarethe, Frühholz Sascha, Thiel Christiane M., Herrmann Manfred, Hilgetag Claus C. (2016), Selective perturbation of cognitive conflict in the human brain–A combined fMRI and rTMS study, in Scientific Reports
, 6(1), 38700-38700.
Pannese Alessia, Grandjean Didier, Frühholz Sascha (2016), Amygdala and auditory cortex exhibit distinct sensitivity to relevant acoustic features of auditory emotions, in Cortex
, 85, 116-125.
Dricu Mihai, Frühholz Sascha (2016), Perceiving emotional expressions in others: Activation likelihood estimation meta-analyses of explicit evaluation, passive perception and incidental perception of emotions, in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
, 71, 810-828.
Deng J. Xu X. Zhang Z. Frühholz S. Schuller B. (2016), Exploitation of Phase-based Features for Whispered Speech Emotion Recognition, in IEEE Access
, 4299 - 4299.
Frühholz S. Marchi E. Schuller B. (2016), The effect of narrow-band transmission on recognition of paralinguistic information from human vocalizations, in IEEE Access
Frühholz S. Trost W. Kotz S. (2016), The sound of emotions – towards a unifying neural network perspective of affective sound processing, in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Frühholz S. Trost W. Kotz S. (2016), Whispering - the hidden side of auditory communication, in NeuroImage
Auditory perception and communication often face considerable challenges in daily life, such as hearing sounds at low intensities, hearing in extremely noisy or in multi-speaker environments. Hearing under these conditions is a tightrope walk between the successful or unsuccessful decoding of meaningful auditory information. The present proposal aims at introducing three different paradigms, which are supposed to resemble these real life challenges for human hearing. The first project part aims at investigating the perceptual abilities at the lowest level of loudness, which renders auditory objects nearly unperceivable. Interestingly, appropriate noise can improve perception at these low intensity levels, and this project part aims to describe the neural effects that lead to this paradoxical facilitatory effect. The second project part deals with auditory perception during considerable background noise. It will include new experimental perspectives derived from machine-based algorithms of speech decoding and from visual neuroscience, enabling us to understand how meaningful auditory objects and features are singled out from noise.The third project part deals with conditions of hearing while simultaneously producing vocalizations. This is an enormous multitask challenge and introduces a competition between producing self-vocalizations and the perception of vocalizations of others. This condition often leads to an inability to detect and discriminate the vocal message of others, and also seems to imply paradoxical neural effects.Overall, the proposed research project combines new perspectives from psychoacoustics and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, which would allow to reveal new principles of auditory perception including some paradoxical effects in the auditory system that are not yet fully captured by common neurocognitive theories of auditory perception. Accordingly, the results will also have strong implications for many fields of applied sciences.