Women’s voices stimulate the area of a man’s brain that also processes music.
That’s what British research found in a study of brain activity in a dozen men. A male brain tries to decipher modulation in a women's voice--it tries to figure out what she means--- so a female is perceived clearer and better able to communicate information.
Male voices activate imagery in a man’s mind, the “minds eye” of the brain.
This tends to confuse men who are trying to “picture” the speaker, whereas they just go with the flow of a woman.
That sounds about right. :-)
We knew that back in 1919.