Deep Male Voices Most Memorable to Women
For a man hoping hisِ sweet nothings willِ beِ fondly remembered byِ his date, speaking inِ a deep voice mayِ doِ the trick.
A study ofِ women’s responses toِ high- andِ low-pitched voices supports theِ idea thatِ ourِ memory isِ attuned toِ thingsِ thatِ will ensure ourِ survival andِ reproductive success, theِ researchers wrote online Sept.
In theirِ firstِ experiment, researchers fromِ the University ofِ Aberdeen inِ Scotland andِ McMaster University inِ Canada hadِ 45 women view theِ image ofِ anِ object whileِ listening toِ theِ nameِ of theِ object spoken eitherِ byِ a high- orِ low-pitched male orِ female manipulated voice.
The same pattern was not found for female voices, suggesting a mate-selection phenomenon.
Scientists hadِ known a guy’s voice isِ important forِ mate choice, sinceِ itِ canِ indicate genetic quality, withِ more-masculine voices andِ other traits beingِ associatedِ with betterِ health, theِ researchers said.
However, a low-pitched voice alsoِ can signal behavioral traits thatِ areِ undesirable inِ a long-term partner, suchِ asِ a lack ofِ emotional warmth, theِ researchers said.
The newِ studies indicateِ forِ the firstِ time, soِ farِ asِ we areِ aware, thatِ signals fromِ the oppositeِ sex important forِ mate choice affect theِ accuracy ofِ women’s memory, theِ researchers wrote.