Tone of Voice Stays Constant Through Menstrual Cycle:
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- The tone of a woman's voice
remains constant throughout her menstrual cycle, claims a study
that challenges previous research suggesting the tone rises as
Researchers at West Texas A&M University assessed 175 voice
samples provided by 35 women at various points throughout the
menstrual cycle and found that there were no changes in eight
different voice parameters.
The study is to be presented Monday at the American
Physiological Society's Experimental Biology meeting, in
For all the voice samples, the women read the same question:
"Yesterday did the kindergarten children watch television after
The wording seems odd but was selected with care, explained
Larry Barnes, head of the university's department of communications
"It's voice rich and provides a variety of characteristics," he said in an APS news release. He added that the voice recognition software used in the study only recognizes samples of connected speech such as full sentences.
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