Mr Yupeng Wu

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Irrelevant speech effect (ISE) is a phenomenon that subjects' short term memory will be disrupted by the background speech (Colle & Welsh,1976; Salame´ & Baddeley, 1982). When the irrelevant speech presented to the subjects who are asked to remember the visually presented stimuli, e.g., lists of letters or digits, the performance of serial recall task is worse than that with no sound presented even though the subjects are told to ignore the speech. 

My PhD research aims to answer the following:

  • Whether the ISE produced by tonal language is different with non-tonal language?
  • Which frequency area of irrelevant speech is important to produce ISE?


  • Irrelevant Speech Effect, Tonal Language, Non-tonal language, Serial Recall Task

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2022 - Master of Science, Advanced Audiology Studies, The University of Manchester (2020 - 2021)
  • 2020 - Bachelor of Science, Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation, ZHEJIANG CHINESE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (2016 - 2020)