Re: what was that?

Subject: Re: what was that?
From: James Bailey (
Date: Wed Aug 10 2005 - 10:02:36 EDT

grunt grunt, ugh ugh, ooooo!!!


> 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
> sounds.
> 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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James Bailey
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