Tone lateralization under noisy conditions

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This paper presents a dichotic listening experiment on the perception of Mandarin tones under clean and noisy conditions. We examine the enhancing role of noise on the lateralization patterns of tones. We discover that the lateralization patterns of different tones are inconsistent: the perception of tone 1 exhibits a left ear advantage, while that of tone 2 or tone 4 has a right ear advantage. These different lateralization patterns may result from different tone features and the fast or slow change of the tone pitch. Moreover, a gender difference in tone perception is detected in our experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2008
PublisherInternational Speech Communications Association
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780616220030
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, SP 2008 - Campinas, Brazil
Duration: 6 May 20089 May 2008


Conference4th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, SP 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering


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