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NASA, , Apollo, speech processing, Algorithms, speech systems, speech language technology

UT Dallas Researchers Develop Techniques to Analyze Massive Apollo Mission Audio Archive

Nearly 20,000 hours of audio from NASA's lunar missions remained in archives until UT Dallas researchers launched a project to analyze all communication between astronauts, mission control and back-room support staff and make it accessible to the public.

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Politics, political speech, vocal disorder, Charisma, speech quality, speech analysis, Acoustics, Umberto Bossi, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Rosario Signorello, Didier Demolin, 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, ASA

Disorders of the Voice Can Affect a Politician’s Success

The acoustics of political speech are known to be a powerful influencer of voter preferences, but vocal disorders can change the qualities of a person’s speech, and voice scientists in France have found that this alters politicians’ perceived charisma. The researchers examined two cases of politicians with vocal disorders -- Umberto Bossi and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva -- and will present the findings at the 174th ASA Meeting, Dec. 4-8, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Language, Language Processing, Infants, infants learning, accented speech, Accents, Parents And Children, Speech Pathology, speech development, Language Development, monolingual, Bilingual

Hearing Different Accents at Home Impacts Language Processing in Infants

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Infants raised in homes where they hear a single language, but spoken with different accents, recognize words dramatically differently at about 12 months of age than their age-matched peers exposed to little variation in accent, according to a University at Buffalo expert in language development. The findings point to the importance of considering the effects of multiple accents when studying speech development and suggest that monolingual infants shouldn’t be viewed as a single group.

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Music, music psychology

Repetition Can Make Sounds Into Music

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New research from the U of A Music Cognition Lab shows that listeners perceive repeated environmental sounds as music.

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Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognition, Perception, Awareness, Brain, Vision

'Mind’s Eye Blink' Proves ‘Paying Attention’ Is Not Just a Figure of Speech

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Vanderbilt psychologists have discovered that when you shift your attention from one place to another, your brain 'blinks'—experiences momentary gaps in perception.

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big data analytics , Big Data, HPC, Exascale, graph theory, graph search, algorithim

GraphBLAS: Building Blocks For High Performance Graph Analytics

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After nearly five years of collaboration between researchers in academia, industry and national research laboratories—including Berkeley Lab's Aydın Buluç—GraphBLAS, a collection of standardized building blocks for graph algorithms in the language of linear algebra, is publicly available.

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Leading Expert on Bilingualism to Speak at Northwestern

Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women’s studies at University of California, Riverside and one of the leading experts on bilingualism, has been selected as this year’s Distinguished Lecturer in Multilingualism and Language Learning.She will present “Consequences of Bilingualism For Mind, Brain and Body” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Northwestern University.

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English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, Head Start, Academic Performance

Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

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Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only spoke English.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Seek Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina women to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.







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