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Scientists have cast new light why some men have deeper voices than others. It was traditionally thought that males developed a lower pitched voice to attract members the opposite sex. However, anthropologists the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to scare other males. Researcher David Puts said: " humans, and possibly other primates too, a low pitched voice evolved primarily to intimidate other men…to make males seem bigger and scarier." He added that: "Human male traits imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages fighting or threatening other men more than they help attract women."

The researchers Penn State recorded more than 500 men and women speaking. They then played the recordings back to more than 1,100 different people both sexes. Male volunteers rated each male recording for levels dominance they perceived the voices. The same recordings were rated 15 female volunteers romantic attractiveness. Men similarly rated the women's voices attractiveness. Most the men thought the lower-pitched male recordings belonged a more dominant man. Dr Puts said women also liked lower-pitched voices, but the pattern the women's ratings did not lead him to say that the deepness the male voice was so important females.

 
 

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