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Are women really more talkative than men?
Mehl MR, Vazire S, Ramírez-Esparza N, Slatcher RB, Pennebaker JW. Science. 2007 Jul 6;317(5834):82.
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.
We therefore conclude, on the basis of available empirical evidence, that the widespread and highly publicized stereotype about female talkativeness is unfounded.
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