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Human Vocal Attractiveness as Signaled by Body Size Projection

  • Yi Xu mail,

    yi.xu@ucl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Albert Lee,

    Affiliation: Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Wing-Li Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Xuan Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Birkholz

    Affiliation: Clinic of Phoniatrics, Pedaudiology, and Communication Disorders, University Hospital Aachen and RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

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  • Published: April 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062397

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 26 Apr 2013 at 23:52 GMT

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Publication: Forget the cologne and witty one-liners, it's all about how men speak that attracts women | Mail Online
Title: “Forget the cologne and witty one-liners, it's all about how men speak that attracts women | Mail Online”
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Publication: Body size conveyed by voice determines vocal attractiveness
Title: “Body size conveyed by voice determines vocal attractiveness”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 03 May 2013 at 21:03 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Discover Magazine Blogs
Title: “Am I Sexy Now? Vocal Cues To Body Size Sound Attractive : Science Sushi”
http://blogs.discovermaga...


Publication: The Australian
Title: “Husky voices the sexiest, University College London study finds”
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Publication: Smithsonian Blogs Surprising Science
Title: “Why Women Like Deep Voices and Men Prefer High Ones | Surprising Science”
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Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Voices Considered Attractive Send Body Cues: Scientific American Podcast”
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Publication: Times Live
Title: “Humans perceive attractiveness by pitch and tone of voice - Times LIVE”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 May 2013 at 16:19 GMT

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Publication: Scientific-American-Blogs
Title: “I heard her loveliness in her voice. | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network”
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Publication: The-Daily-Beast
Title: “Dirty Talk: Deconstructing the Sex Appeal of the Human Voice - Newsweek and The Daily Beast”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Jul 2013 at 17:32 GMT

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Publication: Spiegel Online
Title: “Forscher suchen die attraktivste Stimme”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Jul 2013 at 20:29 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Smithsonian Blogs Surprising Science
Title: “Why Women Like Deep Voices and Men Prefer High Ones | Surprising Science”
http://blogs.smithsonianm...

Publication: US News and World Report
Title: “Attractive Voices Suggest 'Small Body Size,' Research Shows - US News and World Report”
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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 29 Jul 2013 at 20:13 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Voices Considered Attractive Send Body Cues: Scientific American Podcast”
http://www.scientificamer...

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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Aug 2013 at 18:29 GMT

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Publication: Huffington Post France
Title: “The women prefer large (voice)?”
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