Tag Archive for: sound

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‘Audio Archiving’: A Mindful Alternative to Photography

We've all heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, if that’s true, I think a sound could be worth a million. In a world saturated with visual stimuli, we often only rely on photos to capture the essence of our experiences.…
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The Bouba/Kiki Effect: Understanding the Relationship of Sound and Meaning

Bouba and Kiki are two words invented by the German psychologist, Wolfgang Kohler, in his late 1920’s research exploring the connection between sound and meaning. Participants were asked to match two abstract shapes with two made-up words…

The Sound of Music – let’s keep it alive

For the last week, I’ve been staying with a friend who grew up playing the piano in school. Childhood memories of that experience inspired her to want to learn to play again as an older adult. In the past 10-15 years, I’ve…