Whereas previous research has found that a Familiar Talker Advantage - better spoken language perception for familiar voices - occurs following explicit voice-learning, Case, Seyfarth, and Levi [(2018). J. Speech, Lang., Hear. Res. 61(5), 1251-1260] failed to find this effect after implicit voice-learning. To test whether the advantage is limited to explicit voice-learning, a follow-up experiment evaluated implicit voice-learning under more similar encoding (training) and retrieval (test) conditions. Sentence recognition in noise improved significantly more for familiar than unfamiliar talkers, suggesting that short-term implicit voice-learning can lead to a Familiar Talker Advantage. This paper explores how similarity in encoding and retrieval conditions might affect the acquired processing advantage.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics