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Beauty and the beast: mechanisms of sexual selection in humans
Literature in evolutionary psychology suggests that mate choice has been the primary mechanism of sexual selection in humans, but this conclusion conforms neither to theoretical predictions norExpand
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Mating context and menstrual phase affect women's preferences for male voice pitch
Abstract Fundamental frequency ( F 0 ) is the vocal acoustic parameter closest to what we perceive as pitch. Men speak at a lower F 0 than do women, even controlling for body size. Although theExpand
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Dominance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in human voice pitch
The developmental and anatomical causes of human voice sexual dimorphisms are known, but the evolutionary causes are not. Some evidence suggests a role of intersexual selection via female mateExpand
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Masculine voices signal men's threat potential in forager and industrial societies
Humans and many non-human primates exhibit large sexual dimorphisms in vocalizations and vocal anatomy. In humans, same-sex competitors and potential mates attend to acoustic features of maleExpand
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Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle
In many species, females are more sexually attractive to males near ovulation. Some evidence suggests a similar pattern in humans, but methodological limitations prohibit firm conclusions at present,Expand
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The role of androgen receptors in the masculinization of brain and behavior: What we've learned from the testicular feminization mutation
Many studies demonstrate that exposure to testicular steroids such as testosterone early in life masculinizes the developing brain, leading to permanent changes in behavior. Traditionally,Expand
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Cyclic variation in women’s preferences for masculine traits
Women’s preferences for several male traits, including voices, change over the menstrual cycle, but the proximate causes of these changes are unknown. This paper explores relationships between levelsExpand
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Sexual Selection on Human Faces and Voices
Humans are highly sexually dimorphic primates, and some of the most conspicuous human sex differences occur in the face and voice. Consequently, this article utilizes research findings on human facesExpand
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Men's voices as dominance signals: vocal fundamental and formant frequencies influence dominance attributions among men
Men's vocal folds and vocal tracts are longer than those of women, resulting in lower fundamental frequency (F0) and closer spacing of formant frequencies (formant dispersion, Df) in men than inExpand
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Sexual dimorphism in multiple aspects of 3D facial symmetry and asymmetry defined by spatially dense geometric morphometrics
Accurate measurement of facial sexual dimorphism is useful to understanding facial anatomy and specifically how faces influence, and have been influenced by, sexual selection. An important facialExpand
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