Emotions in the Human Voice,Volume 2: Clinical Evidence

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Clinical Evidence engages the reader with discussions on the neurobiological and clinical aspects of emotions in the human voice. Information on production, perception and dysfunctions affecting these aspects of vocal emotions is presented. Fascinating brain studies on how our brain composes, stores, and retrieves vocal emotions as a factor of valence, age, and gender are also covered. Discussion is linked to the concepts of social perception of evaluating vocal interactions in the presence or absence of visual input and across distances and situations. 

This volume shapes our understanding and comprehension of vocal emotions, and may help to explain some of the difficulties encountered between men and women. The reader will discover how the vocal production system in particular is dependent on the physiological parameters modulated by individual emotional state. The perceived emotional valence of being happy, sad, angry, or afraid is discussed in the gender context. Acoustic specialization of the two hemispheres of the brain is presented, and the role of the brain in regulating specific vocal emotions is reviewed. Vocalization patterns thought to help us in sexual behavior including mate choices and the role voice plays in our intimate behavior are discussed. Clinical issues that affect production, perception and interaction of vocal emotions are presented and treatment solutions are presented. 

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Krzysztof Izdebski, PhD,  is a founder and Chairman of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to voice and speech dysfunction (www.pvsf.org) and a Chairman of the Annual Pacific Voice Conference, a yearly gathering of voice experts is an internationally recognized scientist, clinician and a voice-speech pathologist with interests in voice and head and neck pathophysiology leading to communicative dysfunctions. He is also a co-founder and a World Voice Consortium, an international body of individuals and institutions dedicated to the study and care of the human voice.

Born in Poland, he graduated from the University of Lund, Sweden, UCLA, and UCSF in the USA, and is currently in private practice in San Francisco, CA, and is also a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. A multilingual speaker, Dr. Izdebski is a frequent visiting scholar and a lecturer at numerous European, Asian and South American institutions of learning and at various conferences. For his contribution to the field of voice, Dr. Izdebski received numerous prestigious awards, and is an ASHA Fellow. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed scholarly publications on voice functions and restoration of head and neck functions. Dr. Izdebski also served on various ASHA Committees including Advanced Practices in Speech Pathology, Medical Speech Devices and is the member of the Special Division 3 on Voice and Voice Disorders. He serves on editorial boards of many professional journals. His current interests continue to revolve around phonatory movement disorders, emotions in the human voice, applications of voice to products and industry, occupational voice and speech disorders and medico-legal assessment and documentation of voice and speech. 

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Apr 1, 2008
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