Well, this is quite interesting.
If you have ever been cheated on, you know it is quite sh*t. It’s worse than sh*t, actually.
But now new research has found that you can actually tell is a person is trustworthy just by their voice, and to further that, it has been coined as the new ‘cheater detection tool’.
According to The Conversation, voice samples were collected from people who had “similar pitch and attractiveness, who were of similar size and shape, and had similar sexual histories (aside from cheating).”
The voice samples were then played to a group of people who had to determine whether the person cheated or not… and everyone is the group got the answers spot on.
“These findings expand upon the idea that the human voice may be of value as a cheater detection tool and very thin slices of vocal information are all that is needed to make certain assessments about others,” the research said.
“We were unable to identify exactly which acoustic qualities were driving the perception of cheating ascriptions, albeit a detailed acoustical analysis beyond the aims and scope of this perceptual study.
“It is interesting, then, to speculate what aspects of the human voice raters were using to make these accurate assessments because we eliminated differences between groups for the more conspicuous cues of a voice that could be driving factors (i.e., variations in vocal attractiveness, voice pitch, and other basic acoustic features).”
Do you think you’d be able to tell if a person cheated just by their voice?