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Acoustic profiles of distinct emotional expressions in laughter.

Szameitat, DP, Alter, K, Szameitat, AJ, Wildgruber, D, Sterr, A and Darwin, CJ (2009) Acoustic profiles of distinct emotional expressions in laughter. J Acoust Soc Am, 126 (1). pp. 354-366.

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Abstract

Although listeners are able to decode the underlying emotions embedded in acoustical laughter sounds, little is known about the acoustical cues that differentiate between the emotions. This study investigated the acoustical correlates of laughter expressing four different emotions: joy, tickling, taunting, and schadenfreude. Analysis of 43 acoustic parameters showed that the four emotions could be accurately discriminated on the basis of a small parameter set. Vowel quality contributed only minimally to emotional differentiation whereas prosodic parameters were more effective. Emotions are expressed by similar prosodic parameters in both laughter and speech.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Szameitat, DPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alter, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Szameitat, AJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wildgruber, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sterr, Aa.sterr@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Darwin, CJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : July 2009
Identification Number : 10.1121/1.3139899
Uncontrolled Keywords : Acoustics, Analysis of Variance, Emotions, Female, Happiness, Humans, Laughter, Male, Phonetics, Sound Spectrography, Young Adult
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:27
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/823734

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