Audiovisual semantic congruency effect with onomatopoeia

Antonio Rei Fidalgo, Kohshe Takahashi, Aiko Murata, Katsumi Watanabe

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    It has been reported that when a congruent natural sound precedes briefly presented visual stimuli, it promotes performance in psychophysics detection tasks. Onomatopoeias refer to words that phonetically mimic or suggest actual sounds. Onomatopoeic words are a form of sound symbolism and are frequently used in Japanese language. In this study, we examined whether the presentation of spoken Japanese onomatopoeia to Japanese native-speakers results in visual detection sensitivity changes. Results indicate that when onomatopoeias are presented 227 ms before a visual stimulus, they have a modulatory audiovisual effect. This effect is closer to the results observed with natural sounds than spoken words, with d' being lower for onomatopoeias when compared with natural sounds. Such suggests that Japanese spoken onomatopoeias may be processed in a manner that is closer to natural sounds than spoken words and points to behavioral consequences of sound symbolism.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトル2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology
    ホスト出版物のサブタイトルCybernetics in the Next Decades, KST 2018
    出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ページ254-259
    ページ数6
    ISBN(印刷版)9781538640159
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2018 8 6
    イベント10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2018 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
    継続期間: 2018 1 312018 2 3

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    Other10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2018
    CountryThailand
    CityChiang Mai
    Period18/1/3118/2/3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Control and Optimization

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