Monday, May 07, 2007


Tim Saltuklaroglu spoke about the impact of stuttering on the physiological state of the listener. He showed that the listener has a lower heart rate and more blinking. Clearly, the listener reacts. There were many questions.

At the end, Illia and Natalia Rasskazova showed their software NEODIALOG that trains effective communication by measuring intonation.

More soon, my battery is nearly empty.


Unknown said...

Intonation? As in "pitch"? Interesting. Is there some theory that suggests that speaking at a certain pitch will reduce stuttering?

Anonymous said...

Pitch is the perceptual correlate of frequency. Frequency altered feedback (FAF) has been studied as a fluency enhancing condition. However, that pertains to hearing altered input. Changing one's pitch, as with many other things that alter speech output, has also been anecdotally helpful - at least for a brief period.

Anonymous said...

Tell us more about IFA Congrees 2007. Have you attended Sandra Merlo's lecture, keynote speaker from Brazil?

Anonymous said...

I meant ISA Congress 2007.

Tom Weidig said...

Unfortunately I havent, because I only went to bed at 3 o'clock in the morning and her speech was at 9 o'clock... :-(

Maybe I can get her to post to my blog.