Feinberg DR, Jones BC & Armstrong M (2018). Sensory exploitation, sexual dimorphism, and human voice pitch. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(12): 901-903. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.09.007

Selection for low male voice pitch is generally assumed to occur because it is a valid cue of formidability. Here we summarize recent empirical challenges to this hypothesis. We also outline an alternative account in which selection for low male voice pitch is a byproduct of sensory exploitation.

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