D is For Danger: Speech Sounds Convey Emotions

Summary: A new study of five languages reveals phoneme emotion associations are stronger at the beginning or words, allowing the emotional content to be understood before the entire word is spoken. Source: Bocconi University. Individual speech sounds – phonemes – are statistically associated with negative or positive emotions in several languages, new research published in the journal Cognition by Bocconi Professor Zachary Estes, his Warwick colleague James Adelman and Bocconi student Martina Cossu shows.

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