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Title: The Glasgow Voice Memory Test: Assessing the ability to memorize and recognize unfamiliar voices
Authors: Aglieri, V
Watson, R
Pernet, C
Latinus, M
Garrido, L
Belin, P
Keywords: Phonagnosia;Voice recognition;Individual differences;Developmental disorders
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Citation: Behavior Research Methods, pp. 1-14, (2016)
Abstract: One thousand one hundred and twenty subjects as well as a developmental phonagnosic subject (KH) along with age-matched controls performed the Glasgow Voice Memory Test, which assesses the ability to encode and immediately recognize, through an old/new judgment, both unfamiliar voices (delivered as vowels, making language requirements minimal) and bell sounds. The inclusion of non-vocal stimuli allows the detection of significant dissociations between the two categories (vocal vs. non-vocal stimuli). The distributions of accuracy and sensitivity scores (d’) reflected a wide range of individual differences in voice recognition performance in the population. As expected, KH showed a dissociation between the recognition of voices and bell sounds, her performance being significantly poorer than matched controls for voices but not for bells. By providing normative data of a large sample and by testing a developmental phonagnosic subject, we demonstrated that the Glasgow Voice Memory Test, available online and accessible fromall over the world, can be a valid screening tool (~5 min) for a preliminary detection of potential cases of phonagnosia and of “super recognizers” for voices.
ISSN: 1554-3528
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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