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Re: [AUDITORY] Scream spectrum

My understanding was that greater vocal effort leads to mostly more low-frequency energy.
Energy around 2-5 kHz is quite high for speech; hard to imagine the spectral peak moving that high, even if the effort->lows thing doesn't apply to screams.

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 10:02 PM, Liu Gang <liugang.usa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Wish the following paper can help you a little bit:


Gang Liu

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 12:56 PM, Huron, David <huron.1@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear collective wisdom,

I recall reading somewhere (long ago) that most human screams exhibit a spectral peak in the 3 kHz region (more broadly, 2-5 kHz) coinciding with the threshold dip due to the ear canal resonance.  The implication is that screams are co-adapted to the most sensitive region of human hearing.

Can anyone point me to a suitable reference?  Even literature reporting power spectrum data for human screams would be useful.

David Huron

Gang LIU 
Seattle, Washionton