Eyebrow movements and vocal pitch height: evidence consistent with an ethological signal.

@article{Huron2013EyebrowMA,
  title={Eyebrow movements and vocal pitch height: evidence consistent with an ethological signal.},
  author={David Huron and Daniel Shanahan},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 5},
  pages={2947-52}
}
When asked to sing a high pitch, people produce a facial expression that is judged more friendly compared with singing a low pitch [Huron et al. (2009). Empirical Musicology Rev. 4(3), 93-100]. This effect was observed even when judges viewed only the face above the tip of the nose, and implies a relationship between pitch height and eyebrow height. In the current study, we examine the reverse relationship. Thirty-one participants were asked to read aloud standard texts while holding their… CONTINUE READING