Mouth Noises

Recently, when Steve Cross was working with opera sopranos, he discovered that they think about and describe their mouths, lungs and sound-making abilities in ways that are totally different to how he thinks about his. He asked Prof Sophie Scott about this and she explained how her work with beatboxers and impressionists has shown the […]

Terminal Sulcus

As a child Beatrice Haines’ grandparents would regularly prepare sandwiches. One day she was horrified to discover that the succulent meaty filling she enjoyed was in fact bovine tongue and not the ham she suspected. Eating meat seemed strange enough, but the sensation of tasting another animal’s tongue with your own felt bizarre. Years later this […]