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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).

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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.

2021.01.21 | News type

The project has been funded by Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowships

Our project comes to live! On the 3rd of December 2020, we find out that the project titled ""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", had received funding! Happiness galore. The Carlsberg announcement can be found…