Study explores the interactions between gender and articulatory precision to gauge vocal attractiveness
- September 1, 2021
- Daniel Stehr, '20 cog sci Ph.D., News Medical, Sept. 1, 2021
In The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, published by the Acoustical Society of America through AIP Publishing, scientists from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Utah describe research that explores the interactions between gender and articulatory precision to gauge vocal attractiveness. … "From a sexual selection standpoint, males with traits that are slightly more masculine than average are typically preferred, which in this context would make males with less clear speech more attractive," said [Daniel] Stehr [a graduate student and researcher at the Visual Perception and Neuroimaging Lab at UC Irvine].
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