Why Women's Voices Are Getting Deeper

Please check out Brilliant and use this link for 20% off premium subscription: https://brilliant.org/braincraft MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill This video dives into why women's voices are getting deeper, a phenomenon that spans research in 1950s Australia to the 2012 Election in the U.S. Our perception of certain features of other people's voices can lead us to behave in some strange and powerful ways – like voting for people who sound like they have more integrity. Thanks to Prof. Carolyn McGettigan for her time being interviewed for this video. For more, her Vocal Communication Lab at UCL: https://www.carolynmcgettigan.com/ More BrainCraft: The Emotions You've Never Heard Of https://youtu.be/maDdO2pBgsc Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator And some stock footage provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial REFERENCES 📚 The social life of voices: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00129/full Sounds like a winner: voice pitch influences perception of leadership capacity in both men and women: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2012.0311 Have Women's Voices Lowered Across Time? A Cross Sectional Study of Australian Women's Voices: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0892199798800404 Candidate Voice Pitch Influences Election Outcomes: http://web.as.miami.edu/personal/cklofstad/25_polpsych_pitch.pdf Voice pitch predicts electability, but does not signal leadership ability: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513817301770?via%3Dihub Power Rankings: http://knowlegis.net/powerrankings/ Women rate low-pitched male voices as more attractive https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d0a3/f281a0f7e70adbec5c88ea560d89a6b7044c.pdf

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