Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

Whispering in the wind, echoing through hallways, buzzing like an angry fly down a bad phone line or whispered tenderly late at night. Voices of purpose and intent, voices that implore or beg us to take action, bullying or directive voices, enchanting and beautiful ones. Voices in our own language or foreign ones, lilting or harsh, rounded or full. Our world is full of voices and each of us plays with many different ones as we make our journey.


Have you ever wondered how it is that you can hear a voice at all? If you’re sat in an office or on a busy train, your ears hear everything: it’s a jumble of sound. Like when you first enter a foreign country: all language is unintelligible. But our attention is a clever thing: not a fantasy, but a neurological miracle. It lets us pick out the voice we want to…

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