How do our brains hear, see and feel speech?

Status: Current

Dates: 2017 - 2018

Māori Relevant Content: Yes

Project Abstract

When we speak on the telephone, we rely on the auditory signal alone to understand speech. However, it is well known that in everyday situations we also rely on visual speech information, especially in noisy conditions. In addition, presenting puffs of air on the skin also changed listeners’ speech perception, even amongst untrained and unaware perceivers. We therefore know that our tactile and auditory systems also work together to aid speech perception. The aim of the current study is to show how the combination of all 3 sensory modalities influences speech perception.

Researchers - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines