A tripartite trans-modal relationship among sounds, shapes and emotions: A case of abrupt modulation

Shigeto Kawahara, Kazuko Shinohara

研究成果: Conference contribution

14 被引用数 (Scopus)

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The current project is a case study–and an extension–of the traditional investigation into sound symbolism (Hinton et al., 1994). Several studies have shown that certain sounds evoke images of particular shapes; for example, oral stop consonants are often associated with angular shapes, whereas sonorants (nasals, liquids, and glides) are associated with round shapes (Berlin, 2006; Köhler, 1947). Berlin (2006) attributes these associations to the similarities between abrupt acoustic amplitude modulation of stop consonants and abrupt change of the directions of lines, i.e., abrupt visual changes. In this study, we extend the stop-angular sound symbolic relation to the domain of emotions. Stops not only evoke the images of angular shapes, but are also associated with emotions that involve abrupt onsets. We further show that angular shapes themselves are associated with such emotions. Our three experiments thus establish a tripartite trans-modal symbolic relationship among three domains of cognition (sounds, shapes, and emotions). As an additional general implication, we argue that our experimental results support acoustic, rather than articulatory, bases of sound symbolism.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルBuilding Bridges Across Cognitive Sciences Around the World - Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2012
編集者Naomi Miyake, David Peebles, Richard P. Cooper
出版社The Cognitive Science Society
ページ569-574
ページ数6
ISBN(電子版)9780976831884
出版ステータスPublished - 2012
外部発表はい
イベント34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Building Bridges Across Cognitive Sciences Around the World, CogSci 2012 - Sapporo, Japan
継続期間: 2012 8月 12012 8月 4

出版物シリーズ

名前Building Bridges Across Cognitive Sciences Around the World - Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2012

Conference

Conference34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Building Bridges Across Cognitive Sciences Around the World, CogSci 2012
国/地域Japan
CitySapporo
Period12/8/112/8/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 認知神経科学

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