Stonehenge, henge, henge
Did the circle of stones cause focussing and discrete echoes within Stonehenge.
Stonehenge: beyond reverberation time
Stonehenge: analysis of my 1:12 scale model, going beyond reverberation time to examine early decay time.
How reverberant was Stonehenge?
The reverberation time in our 1:12 scale model compared to the full scale replica at Maryhill, USA
How We Measured the Acoustic Scale Model of Stonehenge
Details on the measurement equipment and analysis process for the 1:12 scale model of Stonehenge
An Acoustic Scale Model of Stonehenge
How was it built? Over the last 18 months I’ve been constructing a 1:12 scale model of Stonehenge. I want to better understand the ancient acoustics within the circle. By creating Stonehenge ‘Lego’ I can test how the site would have sounded in it’s various historic configurations. With so many stones displaced or missing in […]
Fluttering Reverb in a Railway Tunnel
A strange acoustic created by an unusual tunnel shape.
The uncanny valley: does it happen with voices?
The uncanny valley: does it happen with voices? While images of near-human robots can be creepy, the same thing doesn’t seem to happen from disembodied voices.
Voices on the Radio
I’ve been reanalysing a pioneering experiment into radio voices: “In his book Voice and Personality, [Professor] Pear explained what inspired his experiment. He recounted listening to a radio play over headphones one day in a gloomy room lit only by the glow from his fire. Engrossed in the play, he conjured up in his mind […]
More on Voice and Personality
More results from a pioneering psychoacoustic experiment into the human voice.
A remarkable 1920s experiment into the voice
New analysis of Voice and Personality “Ten years ago the art of listening to speech hardly existed. Eyes were glutted while ears were starved. Print reached millions by their firesides, the voice a few score on hard benches in a gloomy hall. Broadcasting has changed all that.” Professor T H Pear, Professor of Psychology, 1931 […]