FACTS OF LIFE
Researchers at Sheffield University in England have discovered startling differences in the way the brain responds to male and female sounds. It turns out female voices trigger the auditory part of the brain that processes music, while male voices engage a simpler mechanism. “The female voice is actually more complex than the male voice, due to differences in the size and shape of the vocal cords and larynx between men and women, and also due to women having greater natural ‘melody’ in their voices,” said researcher Michael Hunter.
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