Personal homepage of Andrey Anikin, mostly devoted to vocal communication in animals, including non-linguistic vocalizations in humans.
- Sep 4, 2017: the first official release of soundgen v1.0.0 is published on CRAN. Soundgen is an open-source library written in R. It offers tools for parametric voice synthesis and acoustic analysis.
- Jan 09, 2017: research on authenticity in vocal expressions is published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (pdf). The results show that listeners can often tell whether someone is laughing, screaming etc because they really feel amused, scared etc, or whether they are simply faking it. The differences can be acoustically subtle, however, and are much more obvious for some emotions and vocalizations than for others.
- May 02, 2016: validated corpus of YouTube vocalizations is published in Behavioral Research Methods (pdf). This is the first large collection of authentic human non-linguistic vocalizations recorded in real-life contexts. Interestingly, the context was guessed equally well by listeners with very different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.