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‘Perfection’: Facing the horror of little holes

Does the sight of a seed pod make you want to vomit? Do pancakes make your skin crawl? You might have what researchers call trypophobia– a feeling of disgust caused by clusters of little holes. In our next piece, Zara Hastie tries to get to the bottom of her aversion.

Audio report by Zara Hastie

Audio journalism students from the Centre for Advancing Journalism worked with mentors from All The Best radio to create content for Science Gallery Melbourne’s show on Perfection.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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