Integrating Face and Voice in Person Perception

  • Pascal Belin
  • Salvatore Campanella
  • Thomas Ethofer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evolution and Development

  3. Identity Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Stefan R. Schweinberger
      Pages 119-134
    3. Rebecca Watson, Ian Charest, Julien Rouger, Christoph Casper, Marianne Latinus, Pascal Belin
      Pages 135-148
  4. Affective Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Tobias Brosch, Didier Grandjean
      Pages 207-223
    3. Benjamin Kreifelts, Dirk Wildgruber, Thomas Ethofer
      Pages 225-251
    4. Beatrice de Gelder, Bernard M. C. Stienen, Jan Van den Stock
      Pages 253-268
  5. Impairment

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 369-382

About this book


This book follows a successful symposium organized in June 2009 at the Human Brain Mapping conference.  The topic is at the crossroads of two domains of increasing importance and appeal in the neuroimaging/neuroscience community: multi-modal integration, and social neuroscience.

Most of our social interactions involve combining information from both the face and voice of other persons: speech information, but also crucial nonverbal information on the person’s identity and affective state.  The cerebral bases of the multimodal integration of speech have been intensively investigated; by contrast only few studies have focused on nonverbal aspects of face-voice integration.

This work highlights recent advances in investigations of the behavioral and cerebral bases of face-voice multimodal integration in the context of person perception, focusing on the integration of affective and identity information.

Several research domains are brought together. Behavioral and neuroimaging work in normal adult humans included are presented alongside evidence from other domains to provide complementary perspectives: studies in human children for a developmental perspective, studies in non-human primates for an evolutionary perspective, and studies in human clinical populations for a clinical perspective.

Editors and affiliations

  • Pascal Belin
    • 1
  • Salvatore Campanella
    • 2
  • Thomas Ethofer
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Psychology, Voice Neurocognition Lab.University of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Brugmann University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.University of TubingenTubingenGermany

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