As any woman knows, who has ever been in a meeting with men, it’s a given that ideas are only recognised when voiced by men. A woman may make a suggestion, but it will be ignored until the same idea is suggested by a man later on.
I recall reading books by Deborah Tannen who studied differences between the ways men and women talk. She pointed out that men perceive women as talking a great deal more than they really did. Now some research has shown that men’s brains perceive men’s and women’s voices differently.
Men do have trouble hearing women: research.: researchers at Sheffield University in northern England have discovered startling differences in the way the brain responds to male and female sounds.
The research shows men decipher female voices using the auditory part of the brain that processes music, while male voices engage a simpler mechanism.
[Via digg: Why Men Can’t Hear Women.]
What the brief article at ABC News Online doesn’t mention is whether there was any research on how women hear voices and whether there are any differences.