About 80 people, clustered around tables, bent their heads and waited for the voices to start.
“Don’t answer,” a woman’s voice warned as a phone rang. “They’ll know who you are.”
The crowd was listening to a soundscape, a six minute audio compilation called “Mindstorm,” created by a pharmaceutical company as a way to replicate the auditory hallucinations sometimes experienced by people with schizophrenia. The company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, manufactures medication for the illness.