Wolves howl because they care
When a member of the wolf pack leaves the group, the howling by those left behind isn't a reflection of stress but of the quality of their relationships. So say researchers based on a study of nine wolves ...
Tonal languages require humidity
The weather impacts not only upon our mood but also our voice. An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics, Evolutionary Anthropology and Mathematics ...
The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors
The deep voice of alpha male
Men with a deep, masculine voice are seen as more dominant by other men but a man's own dominance - perceived or actual - does not affect how attentive he is to his rivals' voices. His own dominance does however influence ...
New study finds dolphins produce sounds in a similar way to humans
The hoo's hoo of gibbon communication
The secret communication of gibbons has been interpreted for the first time in a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. The research reveals the likely meaning of a number of dis ...
The moaning mouth bot learns to sing (w/ video)
The sounds of Mars and Venus are revealed for the first time
In a world first, the sounds of Mars and Venus are revealed as part of a planetarium show in Hampshire this Easter.
Primate scream: Bonobos make most noise when mating with high ranking partners
(PhysOrg.com) -- Female bonobos are noisy bi-sexual love-makers that call most when mating with higher ranking partners, according to new research.
Put your thinking cap on and type with your mind (w/ Video)
Why some voices sound more attractive
Some people's voices seem to have been made for the radio. Others grate on our nerves.
Primate calls, like human speech, can help infants form categories
Human infants' responses to the vocalizations of non-human primates shed light on the developmental origin of a crucial link between human language and core cognitive capacities, a new study reports.
Scientists discover ultrasonic communication among frogs
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA scientists report for the first time on the only known frog species that can communicate using purely ultrasonic calls, whose frequencies are too high to be heard by humans. Known as ...
New research advances voice security technology
Most people are familiar with security technology that scans a person's handprint or eye for identification purposes. Now, thanks in part to research from North Carolina State University, we are closer to practical technology ...