I didn't know that! Issue #33- Voice size = Body size?

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It's always interesting that whenever we hear a specific voice on the radio, we tend to create a sub-conscious assumption of how the person will appear in real life. We also tend to always associate big and depth voices with larger body-sized singers. However, is that really true?

In the animal kingdom, animals that are smaller are often gifted with a much much louder and stronger voice in order to compensate for the lack of body size to scare away predators.

While the answer to whether there is a relationship between the body size and voice remains a mystery, I found this research paper on the study of the relationship between the human voice, body size and impact of listeners. It is a interesting read.

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/yi/yispapers/Chuenwattanapranithi_etAl_Author_version.pdf