This study is being conducted in two phases. First, our purpose is to collect a wide variety of human voices that we will analyze and establish formant patterns that are tied to the demographics of each individual. With this information cataloged we can then create a form of calculator that will help us decipher the messages received in many of the thousands of EVP messages gathered by research teams each year.
Historic supporting research:
- Control Methods Used in a Study of the Vowels – Gordon E. Peterson & Harold L. Barney 1951
- Speech Perception: A model of Acoustic Phonetic Analysis – Denis H. Klatt 1978