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What does work sound like?
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5 October 2015
We go on a sonic adventure through different workplaces around the world to see how natural sounds affect productivity and how we both absorb and filter out surrounding noise. Our listening expedition takes us to a British boozer, an opera set-builders' in Victoria, BC, a curator’s office in Lisbon and a seaside brewery in Lebanon. Plus: some scientific context from Francis Sopper, president of OpenBook Learning, and Julian Treasure, chairman of the Sound Agency.
5 October 2015
Francis Sopper tells Monocle how our brains filter out our increasingly noisy environments, explains why some people work better in silence and says some people subconsciously filter out urgent sounds.
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