Congratulations!

New York is the correct answer.

From the photograph alone, viewers have great difficulty in trying to guess where the man is from. When you add the powerful clue of Vocal Paralanguage, answering the question becomes much easier. Even blindfolded, a person who hears this man count from 1 to 20 correctly guesses that he grew up in New York City.

As The Human Voice video makes clear, the extraordinary thing about this is that there are no clues about grammar, literacy, or vocabulary--the only thing the speaker does is count from 1 to 20. People are able to answer this question powerful clues lie in the 'instrument' of the human voice itself.

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