Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Language of Life- Say It with Sound

We may be a little late to the party and informing you of this, but one of our number tipped us off about this particularly interesting set of lectures from the BBC.

Sophie Scott, a professor of neuroscience at University College London explores how and why the human voice evolved to become the most versatile sound producer in the natural world and how our vocal cords can open and close more than a thousand times a second and how we can use our throats for breathing, eating and communicating.

The explanation of how we hear is fascinating and makes you wonder how it manages to work at all with so many moving parts!

See and hear it from the BBC website at Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - 2017: The Language of Life: 1. Say It with Sound but hurry, there are only a few days left.

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