The Effects of Average Fundamental Frequency and Variance of Fundamental Frequency on Male Vocal Attractiveness to Women

@article{Riding2006TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Average Fundamental Frequency and Variance of Fundamental Frequency on Male Vocal Attractiveness to Women},
  author={David M Riding and Deryle W. Lonsdale and Bruce L. Brown},
  journal={Journal of Nonverbal Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={55-61}
}
This paper employs a cue synthesis experimental method to examine the effects of pitch and intonation on male vocal attractiveness to women. Voices were acoustically manipulated to yield nine combinations of three levels of average fundamental frequency and three levels of variance of fundamental frequency. Strong main effects were obtained for the average fundamental frequency manipulation, with high voices rated as significantly less attractive to women than either medium or low voices, which… CONTINUE READING