Study shows Foxp2 directly correlated to vocalization frequency
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2013 -- A specific protein is being blamed for the chattiness of individual, and for women who are often blamed for being too chatty, it is now the perfect excuse for the inability to shut one's yap.
The protein is Foxp2, and may be the cause of why women tend to average around 20,000 words per day, while their male counterparts utilize only 13,000 (on average). Scientists now believe they have th explaining why women are more talkative.
A study has suggested that high levels of the protein are found in female brains. U.S. Researchers have found that those with more Foxp2 tend to be more language prone, which is why the protein is noted as the “language protein”. Among the average human, women have more of the protein, while in rats, it appears to be the males that hold the majority of the chatty-cathy linkage.
Researchers set out to determine what makes the male rats more vocal than their female counterparts. They separated four-day-old pups from their mothers and noted the number of times the babes cried out.
Both male and female alike emitted hundreds of cries; however, the males were more frequent with their cries of alarm. As a result, when pups were entered into the cage with their mother, she tended to locate her interest in the males first.
Tests on the parts of the brain that are known for involving vocal calls show that male pups simply have much more of the Foxp2 protein. The researched ramped up its study by adding Foxp2 to females and reducing it in males. The results were clear as the females were more active in vocalizing.
Researcher Margaret McCarthy said: “Based on our observations, we postulate higher levels of Foxp2 in girls and higher levels of Foxp2 in male rats is an indication that Foxp2 protein levels are associated with the more communicative sex.”
About Offer Chat
Offer Chat (https://www.offerchat.com/) brings businesses the services that converts more visitors into customers quickly and easily. Learn about how Offer Chat can bring you more paying customers from your existing visitor base.
Copyright © 2005-2013 - SBWire, The Small Business Newswire - All Rights Reserved - Important Disclaimer
Contact Us: 888-4-SBWIRE (US) - 920-321-1250 (International)