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"It's not what you said, it's how you said it": an empirical approach to human voice as the outward expression of inner character

It is often said that the eyes are a window onto the human soul. Just as suggestive of inner states and traits as the eyes, however, is the human voice. Changes in the speaker's voice, and differences between speakers, can signal a wide range of different meanings (to do e.g. with attractiveness, honesty, warmth, etc.). In our project, we adopt a highly interdisciplinary approach to explore two broader areas of interest: 1. positive and negative trait assessment of vocal variation (vocal traits of villains and heroes; vocal elements of creepiness; vocal variation and crisis; vocal variation in relating positive and negative news); and 2. sociobiologically conditioned vocal variation (effects of alcohol and smoking on voice quality; vocal stereotypes related to alcohol and smoking).


2021.10.19 | News type

The inner journey through the human voice

Read an interview with Míša about the voice project and interdisciplinarity in an interview by Jeppe Kiel Revsbech here.

2021.08.05 | Site Specific

Zac Boyd on board

The second postdoctoral fellow is starting the work on the voice project in September 2021.

2021.03.03 | Target groups

Postdoc position for the Voice project advertised

We're very happy to announce that a postdoc position on the Voice project has been advertised: https://www.au.dk/om/stillinger/job/postdoctoral-position-in-the-phonetic-aspects-of-voice-quality/ Please apply and/or share with others.

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