CCNi

Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

The Voice Neurocognition Laboratory headed by Professor Pascal Belin recently published a paper in Current Biology demonstrating that voice averaging increases the perceived attractiveness of a voice.

Participants significantly preferred voices which contained an increasing number of voice composites compared to the original voices that these composites were constructed from. The reason for this increase in attractiveness ratings with vocal averaging seems to be a smoother voice texture as well as a closer resemblance to the vocal prototype. The research received media coverage from Radio BBC4 and BBC Scotland.

 

 

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