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The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread. Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.
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Now displaying: February, 2015
Feb 5, 2015

We all have an inner voice. But for some, hearing voices can be much more distinct and unusual. Through their stories we explore what it means to hear voices and discover how the phenomenon is being understood, from medieval tales of demonic visions to childhood language cognition, a Dutch psychiatrist helping voice hearers find meaning in their voices, and a pioneering ‘avatar’ therapy using computer technology.

 

Produced and narrated by Chris Chapman
Written by Chris Chapman and Penny Bailey

 

See the transcript of this story, along with galleries and other related extras, and more stories on mosaicscience.com

 

If you liked this story, we recommend Can deaf people hear voices? Jemima Hodkinson investigates a seemingly paradoxical experience. And hear Dr Paul Fletcher tell Chris Chapman why We’re all on the verge of hallucinating.

Feb 5, 2015

The most powerful computers in the world cannot perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.

 

Written and read by Geoff Watts
Produced by Barry J Gibb

 

Read the full text original, as published on Mosaic. 

 

For more stories visit mosaicscience.com

 

If you liked this story, we recommend Speech Jammer: can you ignore your own voice?, a 7 minute video in which Geoff Watts, interpreter Ann Miles and the Mosaic team recreate a classic experiment.

Feb 5, 2015

From vein to blood bank, meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood.

 

Written by Penny Bailey
Read by Pip Mayo
Produced by Barry J Gibb

 

Read the full text original, as published on Mosaic.

 

For more stories visit mosaicscience.com

 

If you liked this story, we recommend Why do we have blood types? by Carl Zimmer, and Blood Speaks by Rose George.

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