Prosody Perception in Speech with Background Noise in Individuals with Autism

Summary: 
This study will aim to understand prosody detection in speech in relation to facial emotionality with added background noise. We will aim to understand if the participants can distinguish different basic emotions (anger, disgust, happiness, sadness, fear, surprise) in relation to human voice clips depicting that emotion.

Researchers: 
Zehra Sasal, Victoria Caranfa, Jeffery Jones

Who can participate: 
Volunteers between the ages of 16 to 80 with AND without Autism. Participants must not have a significant hearing impairment, a seizure disorder and/or require the use of a hearing device.

What’s involved:
Participants will be asked to fill in questionnaires about themselves to asses their standing on the spectrum and to listen to various vocal clips depicting a certain emotion and compare the sound clips with facial expressions depicting the same and different emotions.

Compensation:
$100 draw prize

Interested in participating:  
If you would like to participate, please email Zehra Sasal at sasa5250@mylaurier.ca.

Deadline:
May 31, 2022