Friday, 28 July 2017

Humans identify emotions in the voices of all air-breathing vertebrates

Joint press release by Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: Ruhr-University Bochum

Summary: Amphibians, reptiles, mammals -- all of them communicate via acoustic signals. And humans are able to assess the emotional value of these signals. The authors interpreted their findings as evidence that there might be a universal code for the vocal expression and perception of emotions in the animal kingdom.

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