Monday, August 15, 2005

"I'm sorry, I can't hear you - you're a woman"

According to new research from Sheffield University, men's brains are not tuned in as accurately to the sounds of female speech as they are to those of other males. Needless to say, this has given many unreconstructed blokes a scientific reason not to listen to the women around them ("I can't hear you - it's genetic") and some female commentators like India Knight in The Sunday Times the opportunity to look at how your voice can affect how others take you seriously (or not).

The image file here is from an article in The Daily Mirror a week or so ago, giving a slightly more populist slant on the whole issue.

Useful for:
ENA3 Male and Female conversation

1 comment:

*Chrissyfloss*- ex SFXian said...

thanx sir- very encouraging.. :s perhaps the whole men-comapring-male-voices-to-their-own thing enhances their supposed competitive nature over women which could be a biological support to the difference theory (the one saying litle boys n girls are segregated at an early stage thus making them develop "different subcultural norms" i think it was..). *tut tut* Trust Sheffield!