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Peter F. Assmann

Professor
Cognition and Neuroscience
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Assmann is one of the leading researchers in the area of speech perception in adverse listening conditions and the acoustics of speech development in children. Dr. Assmann recently has worked on the development of a database of speech recordings (more than 300 children between the ages of five and 18 years) to study biological and social influences on the acoustical properties of speech. The database will be used in clinical and theoretical modeling studies, as well as research on the perception of phonetic properties (differences between vowels) and indexical properties (perceived age and gender) in children’s speech. Dr. Assmann was elected as a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (2012) and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2001-2005) in the field of Speech Communication. Dr. Assmann earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Waterloo, Canada and his master’s and doctoral degrees from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Research Interest

Memory and cognition, quantitative models, neuroimaging, genomics

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