Short-Term-Memory Demands In Processing Synthetic Speech By Old And Young-Adults
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Behav. Inf. Technol.
Computer Science, Cybernetics; Ergonomics
This experiment investigated the demands synthetic speech places on short term memory by comparing performance of old and young adults on an ordinary short term memory task. Items presented were generated by a human speaker or by a computer based text-to-speech synthesizer. Results were consistent with the idea that the comprehension of synthetic speech imposes increased resource demands on the short term memory system. Older subjects performed significantly more poorly than younger subjects, and both groups performed more poorly with synthetic than with human speech. Findings suggest that short term memory demands imposed by the processing of synthetic speech should be investigated further, particularly regarding the implementation of voice response systems in devices for the elderly.
Behaviour & Information Technology
Smither, J. A., "Short-Term-Memory Demands In Processing Synthetic Speech By Old And Young-Adults" (1993). Faculty Bibliography. 1909.