Lay Language Papers
168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
October 27-31, 2014
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2pAB9 – Vocal behavior of Southeast Alaskan humpback whales: context matters
Humpbacks also produce a wide range of sounds throughout their range—purrs, shrieks, whups, moans, and more—that have received considerably less attention
4pAAa2 – Uncanny Acoustics: Phantom Instrument Guides at Ancient Chavín de Huántar, Peru
How, by whom, and in what cultural contexts were these instruments played at ancient Chavín de Huántar, Peru
4pAAa13 – Impact of Room Acoustics on Emotional Response
When listening to an enjoyable piece or song, an individual can experience intense, pleasurable “chills” that signify a surge of dopamine and activations in certain regions in the brain
4pAAa12 – Hearing voices in the high frequencies: What your cell phone isn’t telling you
A cell phone doesn’t transmit all of the sounds that the human voice creates. The voice can make sounds at very high frequencies.
4pAAa1 – Auditory Illusions of Supernatural Spirits: Archaeological Evidence and Experimental Results
Sound reflection, whisper galleries, reverberation, ricochets, and interference patterns were perceived in the past as eerie sounds attributed to invisible echo spirits, thunder gods, ghosts, and sound-absorbing bodies
4aSCb16 – How your genes may help you learn another language
Researchers found that the native English speakers with the dopamine-promoting subtype of the COMT gene earned Mandarin Chinese speech sounds better…
2aSC8 – Some people are eager to be heard: anticipatory posturing in speech production
To examine how speakers control their vocal organs prior to speaking, this study used real-time magnetic resonance imaging of the vocal tract.
4pAAa10 – Eerie voices: Odd combinations, extremes, and irregularities
The human voice can project a sense of eeriness when the sound are human-like, but not necessarily typical of speech heard on a daily basis.
Characterization of an electromagnetic lithotripter using transient acoustic holography
Researchers use acoustic holography to characterize imaging probes, which generate short, transient pulses of ultrasound
4pPP3 – Traumatic brain injuries
Estimates indicate that approximately 19.5% of deployed military personnel have suffered traumatic brain injuries since 2001
1aAB11 – A New Dimension to Bat Biosonar
Bat biosonar has only one emitting element, in some bat species this is the mouth and in other, nasally emitting species, the nose
2aID11 – A transducer not to be ignored: The siren
The siren is a source of sound (or sound transducer) which captures our attention because we know it may emanate from a police vehicle, fire engine, tornado warning tower or other danger warning system.
3aPA8 – Using arrays of air-filled resonators to reduce underwater man-made noise
The key idea behind our approach is that our air-filled resonator in water behaves like a mass on a spring, and hence it vibrates in response to an excitation.
4pBA1 – Ultrasound Helps Detect Cancer Biomarkers
the concept of “liquid biopsy” has emerged in recent years: the detection of nucleic acid cancer biomarkers, such as tumor-derived microRNAs (miRNAs) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA).
4aSCb8 – How do kids communicate in challenging conditions?
Researchers investigated whether kids were able to make skilled adaptations when speaking in challenging conditions.
Unlocking the Mystery of the Cervix
it is unclear how the cervix knows when to soften, or what molecular signals initiate and control this process
1aNS2 – How an acoustic metamaterial can make a better sound absorber
The use of densely packed sonic crystals was examined to demonstrate its applicability as a sound absorber.
4pBA3 – Focusing Sound to Disrupt Microorganisms
Researchers hope to develop a noninvasive therapy to treat infections on medical implants based on ultrasound.
1pAA1 – Audible Simulation in the Canadian Parliament
A design team of acousticians, architects and sound system designers is working to ensure that speech within the Canadian Parliament
Evaluating kidney stone size in children using the posterior acoustic shadow
Researchers have identified a new technique to improve the accuracy of ultrasound stone sizing.
2pBA14 – Waves by Ultrasound help better Breast Cancer Diagnosis
A large number of patients with suspicious breast masses undergo biopsy, more than half of which turn out to be benign. To avoid such biopsies, one needs to use a modality that can better differentiate between the benign and malignant lesions.
5aNS6 – The Perceived Annoyance of Urban Soundscapes
This research addresses the limitations of current noise assessment methods by taking into account the relationship between the acoustic environment and the emotional responses and behavioural characteristics of people living within it.
1aSC9 – Challenges when using mobile phone speech recordings as evidence in a court of law
The process of comparing voice samples and then presenting the outcome to a court of law is technically known as forensic voice comparison.
1aAB4 – What does a Greater Prairie-Chicken sound like? It’s not your typical cock-a-doodle-doo!
The Greater Prairie-Chicken lives on the prairies of central North America and vocalization plays an important role in mating choice.
5aNS5 – Acoustic absorption of green roof samples commercially available in southern Brazil
Analysing the way green roofs are usually constructed suggests that they may have also two interesting acoustical properties: sound insulation and sound absorption
4aAAa1 – Speech-in-noise recognition as both an experience- and signal-dependent process
Real-world speech understanding in naturally “crowded” auditory soundscapes is a complex operation that acts upon an integrated speech-plus-noise signal.
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