The Vocal Expression of Emotion: An Acoustic Analysis of Anxiety

Mark Jones, Flora Anagnostou, Jo Verhoeven
2011 International Congress of Phonetic Sciences  
During conversations, speakers are assumed to provide information about their emotional state. This study is a systematic investigation of the voice characteristics of the emotion of anxiety. For this purpose speech samples of 63 subjects were collected in a situation which induced mild anxiety. On the basis of the acoustic measurements it appears that anxiety affects vocal parameters and showed a significant increase in mean F0 and in noise-to-harmonic ratio. In addition, a significant
more » ... in jitter and F0 range are observed, while there was no change in shimmer. These results applied equally to male and female participants.
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