Navin Viswanathan, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
785-864-0630

navin@ku.edu

Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Speech-Language-Hearing,
University of Kansas

Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

Research

The acoustics of a spoken message depends on the speaker, their dialect, the rate of speech, background noise among other things. Despite this variability, human listeners reliably perceive speech seemingly effortlessly especially compared to contemporary speech recognition systems. How is this possible? In the Speech, Language and Cognition Lab we investigate such questions related to Language use, in particular, and Cognition, in general.

https://sites.google.com/site/splacolab/

Representative Publications

Viswanathan, N., Magnuson, J. S., & Fowler, C. A. (2014). Information for Coarticulation: Static Signal Properties or Formant Dynamics? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Viswanathan, N., Dorsi, J., & George, S. (2014). The role of speech-specific properties of the background in the Irrelevant Sound Effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Olmstead, A. J., Viswanathan, N., Aivar, M. P., & Manuel, S. (2013). Comparison of native and non-native phone imitation by English and Spanish speakers. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 475.

Viswanathan, N., Magnuson, J. S., & Fowler, C. A. (2013). Similar response patterns do not imply identical origins: An energetic masking account of nonspeech effects in compensation for coarticulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(4), 1181-1192.

Viswanathan, N., Magnuson, J. S., & Fowler, C. A. (2010). Compensation for coarticulation: Disentangling auditory and gestural theories of perception of coarticulatory effects in speech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1005-1015.