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Re: sex differences in perception of environmental sounds

Dear Valeriy, 
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with me. I am specifically
interested in physiological measures of responses to sounds like baby
Best regards,

On 5/17/10 4:47 PM, "valeriy shafiro" <firosha@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Joanna,
> As far as I know across the studies of environmental sound perception
> in the last 20-30 years none was designed specifically to examine
> male/female differences.  Results from studies that looked at
> identification of large collections of different types of
> environmental sounds also did not find any differences, although in a
> recent study on environmental sound identification within contextually
> congruent and incongruent auditory scenes, Brian Gygi and I, saw an
> overall identification difference between males and females, but it
> was small (3-4 points) and non significant.  It is conceivable that
> given a large variety of familiar environmental sounds tested in these
> studies, whatever differences there may be between males and females
> are obscured, and that for a set of specific sounds there are may be
> sex differeces in behavioral of physiologic measures (e.g. baby
> crying).  While not specifically targeting environmental sounds, John
> Neuhoff did find some interesting sex differences in the perception of
> looming motion, which might relevant to your question.
> Best regards,
> Valeriy
> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 7:40 AM, Joanna Kantor-Martynuska
> <joanna.kantor@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Dear Auditory List,
>> I would very much appreciate your suggestions about the literature regarding
>> sex differences in perception of environmental sounds. I¹m intrested in
>> physiological indices of auditory predispositions for perception of
>> different sounds we encounter in our natural environment.
>> Looking forward to any interesting suggestions or links.
>> Best,
>> Joanna Kantor