I Hear My Voice; Therefore I Spoke: The Sense of Agency Over Speech Is Enhanced by Hearing One’s Own VoiceHear My Voice; Therefore I Spoke: The Sense of Agency Over Speech Is Enhanced by Hearing One’s Own Voice

The subjective experience of causing an action is known as the sense of agency. Dysfunctional sense of agency over speech has been suggested as a cause of auditory hallucinations. However, agency over speech has not been extensively characterized in previous empirical studies. Here, we manipulated self-voice identity, an indicator of self, embedded in the acoustic …

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Noninvasive Voice Biomarker Is Associated With Incident Coronary Artery Disease Events at Follow-up

AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the association between a preidentified voice biomarker and incident coronary artery disease (CAD) events. MethodsPatients referred for clinically indicated coronary angiography underwent a total of three 30-second voice recordings using the Vocalis Health smartphone application between January 1, 2015, and February 28, 2017. A pre-established voice biomarker was derived from each individual recording, …

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#Dementia risks identified by vocal features via #telephone conversations: A novel machine learning prediction model

Due to difficulty in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) related to cost and differentiated capability, it is necessary to identify low-cost, accessible, and reliable tools for identifying AD risk in the preclinical stage. We hypothesized that cognitive ability, as expressed in the vocal features in daily conversation, is associated with AD progression. Thus, we …

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It’s surprisingly nice to hear you: Misunderstanding the impact of #communication media can lead to suboptimal choices of how to connect with others.

Positive social connections improve wellbeing. Technology increasingly affords a wide variety of media that people can use to connect with others, but not all media strengthen social connection equally. Optimizing wellbeing, therefore, requires choosing how to connect with others wisely. We predicted that people’s preferences for communication media would be at least partly guided by …

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