voice

  • Birdsong baffles babies

    Researchers find that baby brains are bolstered by lemur and human voices – but not by birdsong.

    The blue-eyed black lemur (Elemur flavirons) may be a close genetic cousin of ours, but these small, lanky tree-dwell...

    Animals March 12, 2021
  • Raising the dead

    Planning a séance? Read this first.

    Research into spiritualism – a belief system based on the idea that human souls endure beyond death and communicate w...

    News January 20, 2021
  • Talk back to babies to help them learn

    It’s the quality of chat that counts, not the quantity.

    It’s a no-brainer that babies learn language from their caregivers, but how we respond to them rather than simply how...

    Behaviour November 27, 2020
  • Good looks are overrated in assessments of attraction

    When you get up close and personal, how someone smells and sounds can be just as important. Andre...

    Don’t forget the aftershave: Science suggests that smell is an important component of attractiveness.Chris Windsor / ...

    Social Sciences May 18, 2017
  • Explainer: why the human voice is so versatile

    Our ability to process the sounds into meaningful language.

    Macaques and baboons – two distantly related primates – are able to produce a similar range of voice-like sounds to h...

    Biology February 2, 2017
  • Hey Siri, how does voice recognition software understand me?

    People are particularly attuned to listening to and comprehending speech. And while computers are...

    Talking to a computer is becoming normal, but there's still a ways to go before they're anywhere near as good as us.k...

    Technology December 14, 2016
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