January 20, 2006
Tales of the Tape
Researchers in psychology have found new ways to listen in on everyday human behavior
One morning in 2004, a pair of undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin walked down a street, perhaps on their way to class. They talked to each other in a low and sleepy murmur, using affectionate, melodic tones, bantering in a private idiom.
"But you want to love me, yes?" said the young woman.
"But you whine," said her boyfriend.
"No, I just require kisses," she