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Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?

Science  06 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5834, pp. 82
DOI: 10.1126/science.1139940

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Abstract

Women are generally assumed to be more talkative than men. Data were analyzed from 396 participants who wore a voice recorder that sampled ambient sounds for several days. Participants' daily word use was extrapolated from the number of recorded words. Women and men both spoke about 16,000 words per day.

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