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Koalas Have A Unique Organ That Allows Mating Calls Similar To Elephants
2013-12-03 04:59:44

[ Watch the Video: Belching For The Ladies, Koala-Style ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Koalas have the appearance of a living teddy bear, inviting many of us to assume they are cute and placid. When mating season starts, however, the males produce a bellow that defies their size and cuteness. As the males inhale, they make a sound somewhat like a creaky door, according to National Geographic reporter Ed Yong. Exhalations sound more like someone belching,...

2013-11-26 23:24:09

Superior Singing Method (SSM) is a brand new singing method created by Aaron Anastasi, who promises to help people become much better singers through improvements in pitch, tone and vocal range. A full Superior Singing Method overview on the site dungvuquang.empowernetwork.com shows if the method is practical. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Superior Singing Method System is a new singing method devised by Aaron Anastasi, who promises to help people unlock their singing possibilities and become...

Elephants And Humans Share Similar, Yet Distinct, Vocal Abilities
2013-10-17 12:13:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last year researchers from the University of Vienna settled a longstanding debate over the way elephants make sounds. With the natural passing of an African elephant in Berlin Tierpark Zoo in 2010, the researchers were able to recover the larynx and bring it into the lab for studying. In their paper released last year the researchers explained how similar an elephant's vocal system is to those used by humans. Lead researcher...

Reducing Voice Loss In The Elderly With Vocal Training
2013-06-25 05:32:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have successfully used vocal training to reduce some of the voice problems experienced by older rats and their work could ultimately lead to new treatment options for aging humans experiencing similar issues. University of Illinois speech and hearing science professor Aaron Johnson and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin explain that the aging process can cause the muscles of the larynx (the organ which...

2013-04-25 11:22:07

Pitch, voice quality and formant spacing jointly signal body size and determine human vocal attractiveness Deep male voices and high-pitched female voices are perceived as more attractive because listeners gauge the speaker's body size from the frequency of their voice, according to research published April 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Yi Xu from University College London (UK) and colleagues. Studies of animals and birds reveal that listeners can perceive a caller's body...

Speech Style Affects Gender Perception
2013-01-06 05:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the style of a person´s speech may help listeners guess their gender just as much as the high or low pitch of their voice. A researcher from the University of Colorado Boulder examined transgendered people in the middle of their sexual transformation to figure out how humans associate gender categories with different characteristics of speech. The study was based on the doctoral research of Lal...

2012-10-24 23:47:11

Help is on the way for people who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction. Researchers are developing methods that will contribute to manufacturing voice prostheses with improved affective features. For example, for little girls who have lost their voices, the improved artificial voice devices can produce age-appropriate voices, instead of the usual voice of an adult male. These advances in artificial voice production have been made possible by results achieved in a research project led by...

2012-05-24 21:03:09

An effort to develop synthetic vocal cords to heal the voices of people with scarred natural vocal tissues is the topic of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's (ACS') Bytesize Science series. The video is available at www.BytesizeScience.com. Filmed in the lab of 2012 ACS Priestley Medalist and David H. Koch Institute Professor Robert S. Langer, Ph.D., at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the video highlights the development of a flexible polymer material that...

2012-03-14 21:33:22

A team of researchers from the University of Miami and Duke University find that voters prefer candidates with lower-pitch voices; the findings could have important implications for women who seek positions of leadership Convincing speeches are central to campaigning for elected office, but do our voices affect how we select our leaders? A newly-published paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences shows that men and women vote for male and female candidates with...

2011-09-12 15:00:40

Study demonstrates that women's memory is sensitive to male voice pitch Men take note: If you want women to remember, speak to them in a low pitch voice. Then, depending on what they remember about you, they may or may not rate you as a potential mate. That's according to a new study by David Smith and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Their work shows for the first time that a low masculine voice is important for both mate choice and the accuracy of women's memory. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.