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Voice and speech perception across mammals: a comparative study of humans, dogs and pigs

Project description

New insights into the mammalian voice perception system

The vocalisations of mammals hold significant clues as to their inner states and identities. Recent evidence suggests that certain human auditory brain specialisations and mechanisms, relevant for voice and speech perception, are associated with abrupt shifts in human capacities compared to other primates. The question is whether brain specialisations for voice and speech perception reflect human-specific predispositions rather that being the consequence of rapid evolutionary adaptations. The EU-funded VOIMA project will combine ethology and brain imaging to compare voice and speech processing in humans, dogs and pigs. The project aims to provide new insights into how speech has shaped human voice perception.

Host institution

EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 900 000,00
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Hungary

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 1 900 000,00
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest

See on map

Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00