Melody matters: An acoustic study of domestic cat meows in six contexts and four mental states

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Abstract

This study investigates domestic cat vocalisations in different contexts and mental states. Measures of fundamental frequency (f0) and duration as well as f0 contours of 780 meows from 40 cats were analysed. We found significant effects of recording context and of mental state on f0 and duration. Additionally, contours in positive (affiliative) contexts and mental states were predominantly rising, while those produced in negative contexts and mental states were predominantly falling. Our results suggest that cats use paralinguistic information and biological codes to signal mental state.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Linköping University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Zoologi
  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProc. 2nd Intl. Workshop on Vocal interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR)
RedaktörerAngela Dassow, Ricard Marxer, Roger K. Moore, Dan Stowell
FörlagRicard Marxer
Sidor29-34
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-2-9562029-1-2
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangVIHAR-2019: 2nd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots - London, Storbritannien
Varaktighet: 2019 aug 292019 aug 30
http://vihar-2019.vihar.org/

Workshop

WorkshopVIHAR-2019
LandStorbritannien
OrtLondon
Period2019/08/292019/08/30
Internetadress

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