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Dads confuse kids !
« on: 06/02/2003 10:55:39 »
Scientists Gerald McRoberts and Malcolm Slaney designed a computer program to evaluate the properties of the speech parents use as they talk to their children.

They used the programme to analyse 700 samples of speech made by 6 sets of parents. Overall the computer accurately distinguished between 'approving' and 'disapproving' comments made by parents 80% of the time. Intriguingly however, it was correct 12% more often when analysing the speech of females, compared with males, suggesting, say the researchers, that women use less ambiguous sounds when communication with their babies.

The alternative, the researchers admit, is that their programme is less good at analysing mens' voices !

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http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993357

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Re: Dads confuse kids !
« Reply #1 on: 04/05/2003 19:54:13 »
Does this mean men talk in a less wimsy silly google gaga way to kids? damn good if you ask me!

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Re: Dads confuse kids !
« Reply #2 on: 15/07/2003 15:56:52 »
And you guys say you're good communicators...

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