Sensory exploitation, sexual dimorphism, and human voice pitch

Feinberg, D. R., Jones, B. and Armstrong, M. M. (2018) Sensory exploitation, sexual dimorphism, and human voice pitch. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(12), pp. 901-903. (doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.09.007) (PMID:30287080)

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Selection for low male voice pitch is generally assumed to occur because it is a valid cue of formidability. Here we summarize recent empirical challenges to this hypothesis. We also outline an alternative account in which selection for low male voice pitch is a byproduct of sensory exploitation.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was funded by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) to D.R.F. and the European Research Council (ERC) to B.C.J.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Professor Benedict
Authors: Feinberg, D. R., Jones, B., and Armstrong, M. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1872-8383
Published Online:01 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33(12): 901-903
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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