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An Auditory-Visual Conflict of Emotions - Evidence from McGurk Effect

Karuppali, Sudhin and Bhat, Jayashree S. and *, Krupa P and *, Shreya (2012) An Auditory-Visual Conflict of Emotions - Evidence from McGurk Effect. Advances in Life Science and Technology, 4. pp. 51-57. ISSN 2224-7181

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Abstract

Experiments such as the McGurk effect have supported the inter-dependence of the auditory and visual modalities. This perceptive reasoning is in line with the assumption that emotional expressions in the face and voice are processed by the same perceptual/cognitive mechanism. This research aimed to study the accuracy of the identification of intended emotions in the Kannada language using the auditory and/or visual modality; and also to study its perception using the McGurk paradigm. An emotionally neutral word “namaskara” was uttered by a native Kannada speaker in four basic emotions. Subjects were asked to identify the intended emotional expressions under the different experimental conditions (unimodal, bimodal-I, bimodal-II). The scores were recorded and analysed respectively. The results were in line with studies who also stated the over-reliance of visual over auditory modality when the subjects were presented with the McGurk stimuli thereby also perceiving a new different emotion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: McGurk effect, bimodal, emotional, Kannada, stimuli
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 10:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3483

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