Scary screams, the science behind...
Scary screams… A study !
Trevor Cox is Professor at the University of Salford teaching acoustic and audio engineering along doing research in acoustics.
Few years ago, he did a study on scary screams and he recently took the decision to come back on this study and re-examine the results.
There were 19 screams used, and over the last 4.5 years, there have been 111,379 ratings of scream, that equates to roughly 20,000 people taking the experiment. Thanks to everyone who took part.
Women have scarier screams than men
The three worst screams were from females. On average, women had scarier screams (Mann-Whitney test, U(N=11379) = 3.1E9 , Z = -31.6, p<0.001), effect size = 0.09, small).
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