Hong Zhou's research while affiliated with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and other places

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The current study compared the language-familiarity effect on voice recognition by blind listeners and sighted individuals. Both groups performed better on the recognition of native voices than nonnative voices, but the language-familiarity effect is smaller in the blind than in the sighted group, with blind individuals performing better than their...
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Previous work has shown that children with dyslexia are impaired in speech recognition in adverse listening conditions. Our study further examined how semantic context and fundamental frequency (F0) contours contribute to word recognition against interfering speech in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children. Thirty-two children with dyslexia and 35 chro...
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The goal of this developmental speech perception study was to assess whether and how age group modulated the influences of high-level semantic context and low-level fundamental frequency (F 0) contours on the recognition of Mandarin speech by elementary and middle-school-aged children in quiet and interference backgrounds. The results revealed diff...

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... For lab-trained voices, the nature and extent of training varies from experiment to experiment: from a single 20 to 30-minute training session (von Kriegstein & Giraud, 2006;Zhang, Li, Zhou, Zhang, & Shu, 2021) to multiple sessions across multiple days Latinus, Crabbe & Belin, 2011). The number of unique stimuli and the type of stimuli used in these experiments also varies, with some studies using few unique sentences per speaker (~10-20 e.g. ...
... It would be important to further investigate the variation in the sensitivity to the context and, in particular, to focus on how individuals with DS build meaning while reading and after they have read a text. Moreover, future studies should also take into account cultural settings and linguistic features of the language in which participants are tested, since these characteristics may influence how reading developed, as demonstrated in studies conducted in a logographic language such as Chinese [51]. ...
... By contrast, children aged 8-10 years required shorter portions of the target words (i.e., less acoustic-phonetic information) for recognition in high-predictability than in low-predictability sentences [24]. Our previous study [25] showed that elementary school children aged 10 years could not make better use of semantic context in recognizing speech with flattened fundamental frequency (F 0 ) contours compared to speech with natural F 0 contours. By contrast, middle school children aged 14 years benefited more from semantic context when natural F 0 contours were altered, regardless of whether the spoken sentences were presented in quiet or suboptimal listening backgrounds. ...