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spence
11-08-05, 10:15
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.

Source (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/britainsciencehearing;_ylt=ArBoAjM1eml8WiCsx9k9nuk br7sF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl)

Gomes
11-08-05, 10:43
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif Come on, it's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Gabi
11-08-05, 10:59
In that aspect a male brain is a bit like AOD then........not quite as developed and refined as it could (and should) be. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

Neteru
11-08-05, 12:27
Originally posted by Gomes:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif Come on, it's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Pardon? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Greenkey2
11-08-05, 13:36
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif

You must be kidding...*warning: take with a pinch of salt :warning* :D

Mary CF
11-08-05, 16:33
Research results always make me laugh. Just what exactly did they set out to find when they started researching?

Oh, I'm sure that had absolutely no effect on the outcome of the study... right... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

ben croft
11-08-05, 17:44
Originally posted by Gomes:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif Come on, it's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ▲ Hehehe http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif

ELEN
11-08-05, 18:12
Originally posted by Neteru:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Gomes:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif Come on, it's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Pardon? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif </font>[/QUOTE]It's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear.

In case you didn't hear well before :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif

Neteru
11-08-05, 18:25
Originally posted by ELEN:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Neteru:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Gomes:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif Come on, it's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Pardon? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif </font>[/QUOTE]It's nothing to do with frequency or the part of the brain that processes it. It has to do with what men don't want to hear.

In case you didn't hear well before :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif </font>[/QUOTE]Pardon? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif