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Re: One's own voice (continued)

Kevin and others,

good question. It's this type of question that keeps science alive. My suggestion would be that voice imitators do not imitate the power spectrum of a voice that they hear. Instead they try to imitate its most striking characteristic features.

You have an analogue in caricature drawing of well-known faces. These drawings are very far from naturalistic, but the drawn persons can usually be recognized instantaneously.


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Austin" <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: One's own voice (continued)

This idea continues to roam around my mind. My consideration now is as follows: If the reason for 'not recognizing' ones own voice (or not liking it) from a recording is that the 'sound' is largely from bone conduction, then I'm trying to figure out how it would be possible to imitate another voice.

Someone says the word "shore" to me, and when I imitate it, the "version" I hear would be largely from bone conduction, and so I would adjust my speech to adjust for the 'bone conduction filtered' version of the sound that I hear when I say it. How could I adequately match an accent or voice, if I don't hear the sound "as I make it".

I'm sorry if this is a vague idea, but I tried to imagine a machine- model, and the model wouldn't work.