There's almost no difference between one person's vocal cords and another's, except that men generally have larger vocal cords than women.
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Have you ever noticed that when you hear your own voice on tape it doesn't sound like you?
The chemicals that cause this reaction are stored in our nerve endings, and when we die, they’re gradually released.
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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.
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.
Frequency is measured by the rate at which the vocal cords vibrate. We hear frequency as pitch. The laughter in some men can be as high as a soprano’s high C, and in women, laughter can reach the pitch of an octave higher than that.