James Wilkes and Sophie Scott
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Speech jamming: How to disrupt someone's speech

James Wilkes has joined University College London's Speech Communication Lab as a poet-in-residence.

He is finding out more about how the scientists are trying to unlock the science behind speech.

In this experiment, Professor Sophie Scott shows him the effect of "delayed auditory feedback" - or speech jamming - as he reads one of his poems.

As he reads out loud, his voice is played back to him just a fraction of a second later, which has a disruptive effect.

  • 24 Apr 2012
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