February 21, 2013 7:12 AM Subscribe
According to a study women talk more than men. Which study?
posted by zinon to science & nature (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
During a Today Show
segment about FOXP2 they said:
New research indicates there’s a biological reason why women talk so much more than men: 20,000 words a day spoken by the average woman, according to one study, versus about 7,000 words a day for the average man.
But I remember this story
from NPR. Stating that:
The researchers found that women speak a little more than 16,000 words a day. Men speak a little less than 16,000 words. The difference is not statistically significant.
The NPR story cites this
article in Science. But I can't find any citation for the Today Show numbers.