The effect of regional accent on voice recognition
Stevenage, S.V., Clarke, G. and McNeill, A. (2012) The effect of regional accent on voice recognition. Journal of Cognitive Psychology (In Press).
The current paper examines an ‘other-accent’ effect when recognising voices. English and Scottish listeners were tested with English and Scottish voices using a sequential lineup method. The results suggested greater accuracy for own-accent voices than for other-accent voices under both target-present and target-absent conditions. Moreover, self-rated confidence in response to target-absent lineups suggested greater confidence for own-accent voices than other-accent voices. As predicted, the other-accent effect noted here emerged more strongly for English listeners than for Scottish listeners, and these results are discussed within an expertise framework alongside both other-race effects in face recognition, and other-accent effects in word recognition. Given these results, caution is advised in the treatment of earwitness evidence when recognising a voice of another accent.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology > Cognition
|Date Deposited:||03 Apr 2012 14:00|
|Last Modified:||03 Jun 2012 10:34|
|Contributors:||Stevenage, S.V. (Author)
Clarke, G. (Author)
McNeill, A. (Author)
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