Perception of synthetic speech continua through the sense of touch and audition was compared utilizing a 32-channel spectrally-oriented electrocutaneous vocoder display and standard auditory psychophysical procedures. Perception of a consonantal and a vocalic continuum was evaluated utilizing three vocoder filter configurations: logarithmic, linear, and average (geometric mean of logarithmic and linear). Results indicated a close correspondence between tactual and auditory discrimination and identification for the vowel (/a/-/e/) and the consonant (/sta/-/sa/) continuum regardless of the filter characteristics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1989|
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