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Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children

Nagels, L., Gaudrain, E., Vickers, D., Hendriks, P. & Başkent, D., 19-Mar-2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 5074.

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Nagels, L., Gaudrain, E., Vickers, D., Hendriks, P., & Başkent, D. (2020). Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children. Scientific Reports, 10(1), [5074]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61732-6

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Nagels, Leanne ; Gaudrain, Etienne ; Vickers, Deborah ; Hendriks, Petra ; Başkent, Deniz. / Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children. In: Scientific Reports. 2020 ; Vol. 10, No. 1.

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Nagels, L, Gaudrain, E, Vickers, D, Hendriks, P & Başkent, D 2020, 'Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 5074. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61732-6

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Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children. / Nagels, Leanne; Gaudrain, Etienne; Vickers, Deborah; Hendriks, Petra; Başkent, Deniz.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 10, No. 1, 5074, 19.03.2020.

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Nagels L, Gaudrain E, Vickers D, Hendriks P, Başkent D. Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children. Scientific Reports. 2020 Mar 19;10(1). 5074. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61732-6


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title = "Development of voice perception is dissociated across gender cues in school-age children",
abstract = "Children{\textquoteright}s ability to distinguish speakers{\textquoteright} voices continues to develop throughout childhood, yetit remains unclear how children{\textquoteright}s sensitivity to voice cues, such as differences in speakers{\textquoteright} gender,develops over time. This so-called voice gender is primarily characterized by speakers{\textquoteright} meanfundamental frequency (F0), related to glottal pulse rate, and vocal-tract length (VTL), related tospeakers{\textquoteright} size. Here we show that children{\textquoteright}s acquisition of adult-like performance for discrimination,a lower-order perceptual task, and categorization, a higher-order cognitive task, differs across voicegender cues. Children{\textquoteright}s discrimination was adult-like around the age of 8 for VTL but still differed fromadults at the age of 12 for F0. Children{\textquoteright}s perceptual weight attributed to F0 for gender categorizationwas adult-like around the age of 6 but around the age of 10 for VTL. Children{\textquoteright}s discrimination andweighting of F0 and VTL were only correlated for 4- to 6-year-olds. Hence, children{\textquoteright}s developmentof discrimination and weighting of voice gender cues are dissociated, i.e., adult-like performancefor F0 and VTL is acquired at different rates and does not seem to be closely related. The differentdevelopmental patterns for auditory discrimination and categorization highlight the complexity of therelationship between perceptual and cognitive mechanisms of voice perception.",
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