Volitional Aspects of Voice Performance: An Experimental Approach

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Nini Praetorius, Torsten Ingemand Nielsen, Rolf Kuschel

The subjects (all females) were instructed to hold a certain note. In some of the trials an alien (female) voice with a continuously falling or rising frequency unexpectedly replaced the subject's own voice as the auditory stimulus in her headphone. Most of the subjects took the alien voice as their own and experienced a complete lack of volitional control over their own voice. A compensatory behaviour was found; when the subjects tried to hold the note the frequency of their voices went in the opposite direction to the frequency of the alien voice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volume6
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
ISSN0036-5564
Publication statusPublished - 1965

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