Maternal voices are fundamental for babies and children in developmental years, responsible for emotional containment as guidance through intense emotional experiences when relating to others and the world, and ultimately teaching us how to self-manage and properly contain emotions at later stages of life. States of anxiety and depression can be the chronic effect of overwhelming emotions in particular events, e.g., trauma, and their treatment can be supported with relaxation exercises, e.g., breathing techniques. Using voices with maternal characteristics could aid relaxation via digital tools. In this work, we study the application of maternal female voice features to male artificial voices for relaxation. Starting from a natural maternal voice, we analyze its Bio-Informational Dimensions (BID) and produce maternal male voices to be evaluated for calming purposes.

Producing Artificial Male Voices with Maternal Features for Relaxation

Franzoni V.
Supervision
;
Baia A. E.
Software
;
Biondi G.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Milani A.
Funding Acquisition
2021

Abstract

Maternal voices are fundamental for babies and children in developmental years, responsible for emotional containment as guidance through intense emotional experiences when relating to others and the world, and ultimately teaching us how to self-manage and properly contain emotions at later stages of life. States of anxiety and depression can be the chronic effect of overwhelming emotions in particular events, e.g., trauma, and their treatment can be supported with relaxation exercises, e.g., breathing techniques. Using voices with maternal characteristics could aid relaxation via digital tools. In this work, we study the application of maternal female voice features to male artificial voices for relaxation. Starting from a natural maternal voice, we analyze its Bio-Informational Dimensions (BID) and produce maternal male voices to be evaluated for calming purposes.
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