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Ooh, ahh, emotion

Spontaneous sounds that humans make, such as “whoa” and “oooh” seem so universal that they must have a meaning and purpose. To test whether this is true, researchers recorded more than 2000 vocal bursts from male and female professional actors and non-actors from the United States, India, Kenya and Singapore by asking them to respond to emotionally evocative scenarios. Then, more

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