Silence, it can be an elusive experience in a modern world dominated by cities, and illuminated by technology. Silence is not only a product of our environment, but also of our perceptual system. In this second in a series for Culture File, I speak to Professor Fiona Newell of Trinity College Dublin, about sound and silence. Fiona was my lecturer at college for a number of courses on sensation and perception. More recently she’s become the go to scientific expert for discussions about how we perceive beauty (neuroaesthetics). Including the fascinating talk below, given last year at TEDxDublin.
Download: Fiona Newell on Silence