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December 9, 2016
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Laurier Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience

Multiple instances of vocal sensorimotor adaptation to frequency-altered feedback within a single experimental session

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,127, EL13-EL18.
Hawco, C. S. & Jones, J. A.

published: 2010 | Research publication | Jones Lab

Vocal sensory-motor adaptation is typically studied by introducing a prolonged change in auditory feedback. While it may be preferable to perform multiple blocks of adaptation within a single experiment, it is possible that a carry-over effect from previous blocks of adaptation may affect the results of subsequent blocks. Speakers were asked to vocalize an /a/ sound and match a target note during ten adaptation blocks. Each block represented a unique combination of target note and shift direction. The adaptation response was found to be similar for all blocks, indicating that there were no carry-over effects from previous blocks of adaptation.

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