Dr Paula Stacey

I am an applied cognitive psychologist and a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. I am interested in how people extract information from faces and voices in order to (1) obtain information about people and (2) to help people perceive speech better in noisy environments. My current research particularly focuses on the benefits that are obtained by seeing the faces of talkers when listening in challenging listening situations.

Current projects include:

-       What affects how much benefit people receive from seeing the faces of talkers in noisy environments?

-       Does where people look affect how much they benefit from visual speech information?

-       Does lexical information affect the integration of faces and voices during speech perception?

-       What affects memory for voices (earwitness testimony), and can memory for voices be improved?

-       How do statistical regularities in language affect the way speech is perceived, produced, written, and read?

-       How is driving affected by cognitive demands and hearing impairments?


A sample of peer reviewed publications can be found below:

2018

  • Gous, G., Dunn, A., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P. (2018). An exploration of the accentuation effect: errors in memory for voice fundamental frequency (F0) and speech rate. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33 (1), 98-110. ISSN 2327-3798

  • Hirst, R.J., Stacey, J.E., Cragg, L., Stacey, P.C. & Allen, H.A., 2018. The threshold for the McGurk effect in audio-visual noise decreases with development. Scientific Reports, 8: 12372. ISSN 2045-2322

  • Smith, H.M.J., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P.C. (2018). The effect of inserting an inter-stimulus interval in face-voice matching tasks. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71 (2):424-434.

  • Gous, G., Dunn, A., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P. (2018). An exploration of the accentuation effect: errors in memory for voice fundamental frequency (F0) and speech rate. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33 (1), 98-110. ISSN 2327-3798

  • Smith, H.M. J., Baguley, T., Robson, J., Dunn, A. K. & Stacey, P. C. (in press). Forensic voice discrimination by lay listeners: The effect of speech type and background noise on performance. Applied Cognition, doi: 10.1002/acp.3478

2016

  • Stacey, P.C. , Kitterick, P.T., Morris, S.D. & Sumner, C.J. (2016). The contribution of visual information to the perception of speech in noise with and without informative temporal fine structure. Hearing Research, 336, 17-28. ISSN 0378-5955

  • Smith, H.M.J., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P.C. (2016). Concordant cues in faces and voices: Testing the Backup Signal Hypothesis. Evolutionary Psychology, 14 (1). ISSN 1474-7049

  • Smith, H.M.J., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P.C. (2016). Matching novel face and voice identity using static and dynamic facial images. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. ISSN 1943-3921

2014

  • Stacey, P.C., Murphy, T., Sumner, C.J., Kitterick, P.T. & Roberts, K.L. (2014). Searching for a talking face: the effect of degrading the auditory signal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40 (6). 2106-2111. ISSN 0096-1523

2010

  • Hoare, D.J., Stacey, P.C. & Hall, D.A. (2010). The efficacy of auditory perceptual training for tinnitus: a systematic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. ISSN 0883-6612

  • Stacey, P.C., Raine, C.H., O'donoghue, G.M., Tapper, L., Twomey, T. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2010). Effectiveness of computer-based auditory training for adult users of cochlear implants. International Journal of Audiology, 49 (5), 347-356.

2008

  • Stacey, P.C. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2008). Comparison of word-, sentence, and phoneme-based training strategies in improving the perception of spectrally-distorted speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 526-538.

2007

  • Stacey, P.C. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2007). Effectiveness of computer-based auditory training in improving the perception of noise-vocoded speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121, 2923-2935. ISSN 0001-4966

  • Stacey, P.C. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2007). Effectiveness of computer-based auditory training in improving the perception of noise-vocoded speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121 (5), 2923-2935. ISSN 0001-4966

  • Fortnum, H.M., Stacey, P.C. , Barton, G.R. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2007). National evaluation of support options for deaf and hearing-impaired children: relevance to education services. Deafness & Education International, 9 (3), 120-130.

2006

  • Stacey, P.C. , Fortnum, H.M., Barton, G.R. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2006). Hearing-impaired children in the United Kingdom, I : auditory performance, communication skills, educational achievements, quality of life, and cochlear implantation. Ear and Hearing, 27 (2), 161-186. ISSN 0196-0202

  • Stacey, P.C. , Fortnum, H.M., Barton, G.R. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2006). Hearing-impaired children in the United Kingdom, I : auditory performance, communication skills, educational achievements, quality of life, and cochlear implantation. Ear and Hearing, 27 (2), 161-186. ISSN 0196-0202

  • Barton, G.R., Stacey, P.C. , Fortnum, H.M. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2006). Hearing-impaired children in the United Kingdom, II : cochlear implantation and the cost of compulsory education. Ear and Hearing, 27 (2), 187-207. ISSN 0196-0202

  • Barton, G.R., Fortnum, H.M., Stacey, P.C. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2006). Hearing-impaired children in the United Kingdom, III : cochlear implantation and the economic costs incurred by families. Ear and Hearing, 27 (5), 563-574.

  • Barton, G.R., Fortnum, H.M., Stacey, P.C. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2006). Hearing-impaired children in the United Kingdom, III : cochlear implantation and the economic costs incurred by families. Ear and Hearing, 27 (5), 563-574.

  • Fortnum, H.M., Stacey, P.C. & Summerfield, A.Q. (2006). An exploration of demographic bias in a questionnaire survey of hearing-impaired children with and without cochlear implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 70 (12), 2043-2054.

2005

  • Stacey, P.C. , Walker, S. & Underwood, J.D.M. (2005). Face processing and familiarity: evidence from eye-movement data. British Journal of Psychology, 96 (4), 407-422. ISSN 0007-1269