what was that?

Subject: what was that?
From: bill thompson (innerd00r@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 20:41:29 EDT

did anyone else read this article? just gas for the
fire (ala yahoo news):

Sat Aug 6, 7:29 PM ET

LONDON (AFP) - Men who are accused of never listening
by women now have an excuse -- women's voices are more
difficult for men to listen to than other men's, a
report said.

The Daily Mail, quoting findings published in the
specialist magazine

NeuroImage, said researchers at Sheffield university
in northern England discovered startling differences
in the way the brain responds to male and female

Men deciphered female voices using the auditory part
of the brain that processes music, while male voices
engaged a simpler mechanism, it said.

The Mail quoted researcher Michael Hunter as saying,
"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.

"This causes a more complex range of sound frequencies
than in a male voice."

The findings may help explain why people suffering
hallucinations usually hear male voices, the report
added, as the brain may find it much harder to conjure
up a false female voice accurately than a false male voice.


"The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin

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