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Study: Our own voice may be key to what we find most appealing

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People talk in Paris, France. Flickr Creative Commons

What kind of voice do you find most appealing?

Maybe you like a soft breathy voice like Marilyn Monroe? And how many women swoon over the slow sultry drawl of Matthew McConaughey?

A new study from the University of British Columbia finds some interesting reasons for why we like the voices we do. We're joined by the study's lead author, Dr. Molly Babel.

To check out the full report: Toward a More Nuanced View of Vocal Attractiveness, PLoS ONE Journal.

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