This is a beautifully rendered video that includes some leading authorities on the impact of emotion and trauma on the singing and speaking voice.
"Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they report, a life-sustaining reflex that helps preserve lung function.."
"There is friendliness with failure, seeking new information through experimenting. They are closing the gap between what they can currently do, and what’s possible. There is no “waste”, there is just the next thing to try."
A lifelong challenge to integrate into everyday practice, phrased beautifully by our friend Kate Conklin.
This article and research by Alexandros N. Constansis is interesting mostly because the author is a voice teacher and also going through a hormonal injection process. It offers a helpful window into the process of voice change, and what occurs during the adult FTM physical transformation.
This 55 minute presentation provides key insights into how people hear what we say, and how we can sharpen our engagement to help them take away from our interaction the points that are most important to us. She focuses the information from a marketing standpoint, but provides a few important concepts that can be used in teaching and communication. Here are a few of the main points if you want to jump around.
9:00 Stimulus Internal Variation
15:00 Dopamine, Pleasure and Response, Anticipation and Uncertainty
22:00 Welcomed Uncertainty
28:00 Attention depends on what people sense
38:00 Attention depends on what people know
40:00 Attention depends on what people infer
46:00 Various levels of processing
52:00 Power of Three