Non-voluntary and voluntary processing of emotional prosody: An event-related potentials study

Ilse J.A. Wambacq, Kelly J. Shea-Miller, Abuhuziefa Abubakr

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Abstract

The present study investigated whether event-related potentials (ERPs) reflect non-voluntary vs voluntary processing of emotional prosody. ERPs were obtained while participants processed emotional information non-voluntarily (i.e. while evaluating semantic characteristics of a stimulus) and voluntarily (i.e. while evaluating emotional characteristics of a stimulus). Results suggest that emotional prosody is processed around 160 ms after stimulus onset under non-voluntary processing conditions (when the attention is diverted from the emotional meaning of the tone of voice); and around 360 ms under voluntary processing conditions.The findings support the notion that emotional prosody is processed non-voluntarily in the comprehension of a spoken message.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-559
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroReport
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2004

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Keywords

  • Emotional prosody
  • Event-related potentials word recognition

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Wambacq, Ilse J.A. ; Shea-Miller, Kelly J. ; Abubakr, Abuhuziefa. / Non-voluntary and voluntary processing of emotional prosody : An event-related potentials study. In: NeuroReport. 2004 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 555-559.
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Non-voluntary and voluntary processing of emotional prosody : An event-related potentials study. / Wambacq, Ilse J.A.; Shea-Miller, Kelly J.; Abubakr, Abuhuziefa.

In: NeuroReport, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.03.2004, p. 555-559.

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