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Posts tagged vocal cords

October 16, 2013

 

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Voices On Tape

Have you ever noticed that when you hear your own voice on tape it doesn't sound like you?

July 10, 2013

 

toddler laughing while a woman holds him

The Acoustics Of Laughter

There's a lot more to laughter than you might imagine, in this Moment of Science.

July 11, 2012

 

a man singing in front of a crowd

Is There Such A Thing As Better Vocal Cords?

There's almost no difference between one person's vocal cords and another's, except that men generally have larger vocal cords than women.

June 3, 2005

 

Greatest Whale Hits

Have you ever heard whales moan and make noise in the sea? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 9, 2003

 

Frog Serenade

Have you ever wondered why we describe the sound a frog makes as "ribbit"? Chances are, you've never heard a frog actually say "ribbit." Why is that?

September 27, 2003

 

Can the Dead Move?

The chemicals that cause this reaction are stored in our nerve endings, and when we die, they’re gradually released.

September 27, 2003

 

Why Your Voice Gets Lower When You Have a Cold

Ever wonder why your voice gets lower when you have a cold. Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Talk Out Your Ears

Did you know that there are creatures that talk through their ears? Find out which animal possesses such a talent on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Pass the Apples, Adam

Legend has it that when Adam bit into that fateful apple, a piece of it stuck in his throat and became the familiar “Adam’s apple.” But, what does an Adam’s apple really do for you?The Adam’s apple is a prominent bump on a man’s throat. It is caused by the underlying cartilage and ligaments of the larynx or voice box.

September 27, 2003

 

When a Boy’s Voice Changes

As a boy goes through adolescence, his secondary sex characteristics develop. One of these characteristics is the rapid growth of the larynx and vocal cords. A boy’s voice deepens as his larynx develops because the bigger the vocal cords, the deeper the voice.

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