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    Alexis MacIntyre

    University Position
    Research Fellow


    I am an Early Career Fellow funded by the Leverhulme Trust and Isaac Newton Trust at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. My research interests include speech and auditory perception, temporal cognition, and how auditory and motor rhythmic processes relate to speech production and perception. I am currently working with Dr. Matt Davis and Dr. Tobias Goehring on my project, "Finding the Flow: Temporal Contributions to Speech Perception and Intelligibility". Previously, Dr. Goehring and I investigated the neural correlates of speech perception in cochlear implant users. Before coming to the CBU, I undertook my PhD with Professor Sophie Scott at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, where I researched speech breathing using behavioural and physiological methods, as well as developed automated approaches for the analysis of the speech and speech breathing time series. My other interests include sequential and procedural learning, as well as cross-disciplinary topics such as Deaf studies, voice studies, and ethnomusicology.

    Key Publications


    Task-irrelevant auditory metre shapes visuomotor sequential learning.

    Journal: Psychol Res
    E-pub date: 1 Apr 2023
    Authors: AD MacIntyre, HYJ Lo, I Cross, S Scott

    Effects of spectral degradation on the cortical tracking of the speech envelope

    Journal: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2023
    Authors: AD MacIntyre, T Goehring

    The INTERSPEECH 2020 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Elderly Emotion, Breathing & Masks

    Journal: Interspeech 2020
    E-pub date: 25 Oct 2020
    Authors: BW Schuller, A Batliner, C Bergler, E-M Messner, A Hamilton, S Amiriparian, A Baird, G Rizos, M Schmitt, L Stappen, H Baumeister, AD MacIntyre, S Hantke

    Deep attentive end-to-end continuous breath sensing from speech

    Journal: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2020
    Authors: AD MacIntyre, G Rizos, A Batliner, A Baird, S Amiriparian, A Hamilton, BW Schuller

    The signification of the signed voice

    Journal: Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies
    E-pub date: 1 Nov 2018
    Authors: AD MacIntyre

    An Automatic Method of Speech Breathing Annotation

    Journal: Proceedings of the 34th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV)
    Year: 2023
    Authors: AD MacIntyre, R Werner