Recent Submissions

  • Learning effects in multimodal perception with real and simulated faces 

    Keough M; Derrick, Donald; Taylor RC; Gick B (Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc., 2019)
    We have all learned to associate real voices with animated faces since childhood. Researchers use this association, employing virtual faces in audiovisual speech perception tasks. However, we do not know if perceivers ...
  • Aero-tactile integration in fricatives: Converting audio to air flow information for speech perception enhancement 

    Derrick, Donald; O'Beirne, Greg A.; De Rybel T; Hay J (ISCA, 2014)
    We follow up on research demonstrating that aero-tactile information can enhance or interfere with accurate auditory perception among uninformed and untrained perceivers [1, 2, 3]. We computationally extract aperiodic ...
  • Vowel identity conditions the time course of tone recognition 

    Shaw JA; Tyler MD; Kasiopa B; Ma Y; Proctor M; Han C; Derrick, Donald; Burnham D (2013)
    Using eye-tracking in a visual world paradigm, we sought converging evidence for the time course of Mandarin Chinese tone recognition as predicted by the availability of information in f0 and past results from a ...
  • Duration of Blackfoot /s/: A comparison of assibilant, affricate, singleton, geminate and syllabic /s/ in Blackfoot 

    Derrick, Donald (2006)
    A study comparing the duration of assibilant, affricate, singleton, geminate and syllabic /s/ from the citation speech of one speaker demonstrated significant differences in the duration of geminate /s/ (µ = 300 ms), ...
  • Aero-tactile integration in Mandarin 

    Derrick, Donald; Heyne M; O'Beirne, Greg A.; Hay J (Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc., 2019)
    Previous research has shown that audio-aligned air puffs applied to the skin can enhance the perception of speech audio [12]. In this study, we applied dynamically varying air flow during two-way forced-choice ...
  • Hearing, seeing, and feeling speech: A pilot EEG study 

    Hansmann D; Theys C; Derrick, Donald (2018)
    A large number of EEG studies have shown that auditory-visual signals lead to a neurophysiological processing advantage compared to auditory-only signals. Behavioral speech perception studies have shown that tactile stimuli ...
  • Audio-Visual-Tactile integration in speech perception. 

    Derrick, Donald; Hansmann D; Haws Z; Theys C (2018)
    Behavioural audio-visual research has shown enhancement1 and interference2 in speech perception, as has behavioural audio-tactile research3. However, to date, we have not encountered any experimental behavioural research ...
  • Recording and reproducing speech airflow outside the mouth 

    Derrick, Donald; De Rybel T; Fiasson R (2015)
    Researchers present a system that produces artificial airflow with a similar intensity envelope to that produced during speech, as measured 1 cm away from the lips. They have made an airflow estimator system that does not ...
  • Listen with your skin: Aerotak speech perception enhancement system 

    Derrick, Donald; De Rybel T; O'Beirne, Greg A.; Hay J (ISCA, 2014)
    Here we introduce Aerotak: A system for audio analysis and perception enhancement that allows speech perceivers to listen with their skin. The current system extracts unvoiced portions of an audio signal representative of ...
  • Recording and reproducing speech airflow outside the mouth 

    Derrick, Donald; De Rybel, T.; Fiasson, R. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2015)
  • Non-metallic ultrasound probe holder for co-collection and co-registration with EMA 

    Derrick, Donald; Best, C.T.; Fiasson, R. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2015)
    Co-collection and co-registration of ultrasound images of the tongue and articulometry data requires the stabilization of the ultrasound probe relative to the head using a non-metallic system. Audio, ultrasound, and ...
  • The influence of tongue position on trombone sound: A likely area of language influence 

    Heyne, M.; Derrick, Donald (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2015)
    This paper builds on initial evidence of First Language influence on brass playing presented in Heyne and Derrick (2013) [13] by indicating how tongue positioning might affect trombone timbre. Ultrasound imaging ...
  • Examining speech production using masked priming 

    Davis, C.; Shaw, J.; Proctor, M.; Derrick, Donald; Sherwood, S.; Kim, J. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2015)
    The time to initiate naming a printed target word is reduced when preceded by an identical masked prime (match prime) or by one that has the same initial letter (onset prime) compared to an all letter different control. ...
  • On the inter-dependence of tonal and vocalic production goals in Chinese 

    Shaw, J.; Wei-rong, C.; Proctor, M.I.; Derrick, Donald; Dakhoul, E. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2014)
    We studied tone-vowel coproduction using Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA). Fleshpoints on the tongue and jaw were tracked while native Chinese speakers (n = 6) produced three vowels, /a/, /i/, /u/, combined with ...
  • Some initial findings regarding language influence on playing brass instruments 

    Heyne, M.; Derrick, Donald (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2014)
    This paper presents some initial findings regarding the influence of First Language on playing brass instruments. Using ultra- sound imaging of the tongue, vowel production and sustained trombone notes were compared for a ...
  • Coordination of tongue tip and body in place differences among English coronal obstruents 

    Derrick, Donald; Fiasson, R.; Best, C.T. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2014)
    Using electromagnetometry tracking of the tongue, Best et al. (2010, 2014) have demonstrated that Wubuy, an Australian language with four coronal stop places, shows significant differences in tongue tip vs. tongue body ...