Welcome to the Acoustic Phonetics and Perception Lab!

Research in the Acoustic Phonetics and Perception Lab focuses on how children and adults process spoken language (both perception and production).

Speech is very different depending on many factors, such as who is talking (e.g., male versus female, native speaker versus nonnative speaker, which dialect) or how someone is talking (e.g., stuffy nose versus healthy, excited versus bored, teaching mode versus casual mode). Despite all of these differences, listeners are very good at figuring out what is being said. In our lab, we are interested in how we can improve spoken language processing. Many of our studies have shown that people who are familiar are easier to understand than people who are unfamiliar.

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If you are interested in working in the lab, please contact Susannah Levi.

Currently recruiting:

If you are interested in participating, please see the participate tab.

Lab Email Address: speechlab.nyu A T gmail DOT com


We are located at 665 Broadway, 9th floor.

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