Annoying Noises

Everyone has experienced the cringey horribleness of scraping noises like fingernails on a blackboard. But Izzy Thomlinson noticed that while some people find these noises unbearable, other people are hardly affected at all.

In her So You Want to Be a Scientist experiment she aims to find out who is most affected by these noises. For example, do people’s responses vary with age? Or gender?

Listen to BBC Radio 4’s Material World programme here

Visit Izzy’s Horrible Noises Facebook page here.

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