Audio recordings were collected from strangers willing to offer up their voice. The field study is designed to demonstrate that attraction can be ignited by even the smallest bit of sensory information, such as the sound of someone’s voice. You, the listener, have no idea of the readers’ age, what they look like, what they do for a living, and yet, is there something in one of these voices that draws you in, elicits curiosity and perhaps… attraction?
(Thank you to everyone who contributed their voice to the Field Study. There were so many lovable voices we cannot post them all. They are catalogued in the Scientists for Love vault for further scientific exploration.)
The text read for the field study is an excerpt from the poem “At North Farm” by John Ashbery.