182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Congratulations to all of our lab members and collaborators who presented this week at the Acoustical Society of America conference in Denver, Colorado! We had representation from 5 lab projects and are excited to bring the constructive feedback back to our lab to improve our studies.

Word and phrase duration in Mandarin-speaking individuals with Alzheimer’s disease by Kaiwen Yu, Yadong Liu, Arian Shamei & Bryan Gick.

Triggering and spreading of lateral tongue posture by Nicole Ebbutt, Kyra Hung, Magdalena Ivok, Farhan Samir, Weirui Chen & Bryan Gick.

Effect of speech-related smile suppression on emotional valence by Nicole Ebbutt, Yadong Liu, Charissa Purnomo, Annabelle Purnomo, Kyra Hung, Maryn Lum-Tong, Gillian de Boer & Bryan Gick.

Speed of velum movement during nasal segments and rest intervals: A cineradiographic study of French and English speech by Jahurul Islam, Gillian de Boer & Bryan Gick.

Facial posture as a phonetic prime for memory retrieval by Arian Shamei, Sijia Zhang, Noah Luntzlara, Yangshuying Zhao, Sonja Frasier, Gillian de Boer & Bryan Gick.

12th International Seminar on Speech Production

Congratulations to the lab members and collaborators who presented at ISSP 2020!

Ultra-Arti-Synth – Articulatory Vowel Synthesis from Ultrasound Tongue by Pramit Saha, Yadong Liu, Bryan Gick and Sidney Fels

Talking while smiling: Suppression in an embodied model of coarticulation by Yadong Liu, Terrina Chan, Gracellia Purnomo and Bryan Gick

Thank you to everyone on the conference committees who made this amazing conference possible, and to all of the presenters who contributed outstanding work to the field of speech production!

179th Meeting of the American Acoustical Society – Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

Congratulations to our lab members and collaborators who presented at the 179th Meeting of the American Acoustical Society – Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, December 7-11!

The effect of virtual reality environments on auditory memory by Arian Shamei, Chloë Farr, Yadong Liu and Bryan Gick

Laryngeal-acoustic relations in smiled speech by Gillian de Boer, Donald Derrick, Murray Schellenberg and Bryan Gick

Users’ head movement obtained from avatars in social VR applications by Chloë Farr, Yadong Liu, Arian Shamei and Bryan Gick

Visual feedback and self-monitoring in speech learning via hand movement by Yadong Liu, Pramit Saha and Bryan Gick

Thank you to the organizers of the conference for all of the enormous amount of work that was put into making this conference happen!

Bryan Gick awarded AAAS fellowship

The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected Bryan Gick as an AAAS fellow. The title recognizes Prof Gick’s important contributions to experimental phonetics. The lifetime distinction will be celebrated virtually at the AAAS Annual Meeting February 13th, 2020. https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-announces-leading-scientists-elected-2020-fellows

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