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Mysteries of the Human Voice (2014)

TV Movie | 52 min | Documentary

The human voice has evolved over 200,000 years. Not even the most advanced computer synthesizers and talking robots ever devised can begin to reproduce its extraordinary complexity and emotional power. But recently, scientists have made a ...See moreThe human voice has evolved over 200,000 years. Not even the most advanced computer synthesizers and talking robots ever devised can begin to reproduce its extraordinary complexity and emotional power. But recently, scientists have made a remarkable discovery with disturbing implications - we respond to even the most artificial voices as though they are real, using the same parts of our brains to interact with machines as we do with other humans. Written by Anonymous See less
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Maria Ceballos-Wallis (researcher) | Henri Ehrlich (researcher) | Stacey Erbacher (researcher) | Megumi Jimbo (researcher) & 4 more
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Sep 15, 2014 (Finland)
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Bettina Dalton
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Iain Morley
Himself, lecturer in palaeoanthropology, University of Oxford Himself, lecturer in palaeoanthropology, University of Oxford   See fewer
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Sophie Scott
Herself, neuroscientist, University College London Herself, neuroscientist, University College London   See fewer
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Clifford Nass
Himself - professor of communication, Stanford University Himself - professor of communication, Stanford University   See fewer
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Isobel Kirk
Herself - executive voice director, Sydney Herself - executive voice director, Sydney   See fewer
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David M. Howard
Himself, professor, University of York Himself, professor, University of York   See fewer
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Jean Abitbol
Himself, otorhinolaryngologist, Faculté de Médecine de Paris Himself, otorhinolaryngologist, Faculté de Médecine de Paris   See fewer
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Christine Kitamura
Herself, psychologist, University of New South Wales Herself, psychologist, University of New South Wales   See fewer
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Branka Zei Pollermann
Herself, psychologist, Vox Institute à Genève Herself, psychologist, Vox Institute à Genève   See fewer
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Angélique Kidjo
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Maho Kurashima
Herself, vocal coach Herself, vocal coach   See fewer
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Anne Karpf
Herself, author of book 'The Human Voice' Herself, author of book 'The Human Voice'   See fewer
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Krzysztof Izdebski
Himself - founder and chairman, Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation Himself - founder and chairman, Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation   See fewer
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Hideyuki Sawada
Himself, professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University Himself, professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University   See fewer
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Yoshio Matsumoto
Himself, Service Robotics Research Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Himself, Service Robotics Research Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology   See fewer
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Sherry Turkle
Herself, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Herself, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 7 votes