To Better Understand Speech, Focus on Who Is Talking

Seeing a talker’s face improves your ability to perceive speech, but only if the face and voice come from the same location in space. CREDIT: Justin Fleming

WASHINGTON, October 26, 2021 — Seeing a person’s face as we are talking to them greatly improves our ability to understand their speech. While previous studies indicate that the timing of words-to-mouth movements across the senses is critical to this audio-visual speech benefit, whether it also depends on…click to read more

From the Journal: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Link to article: Spatial alignment between faces and voices improves selective attention to audio-visual speech
DOI: 10.1121/10.0006415

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