Mar
01

Speech Jammers: When you need someone to just stop talking!

Speech Jammers: When you need someone to just stop talking!

“If you tell me that story one more time I’ll use my Speech Jammer on you…”

Invented by Japanese Professors Kurihara and Tsukada, the speech jammer can forcibly (but perfectly harmlessly!) inhibit someone’s speech. I’m sure you can already imagine the endless applications of such a device... No more incessant nagging from  you know who... No more interruptions from a strangers’ public phone chatter... No more boring monologues from an oblivious colleague... Finally, you can secure your peace at the push of a button!

Simply point the speech jammer at a noisy individual, and silence them… with their own voice!

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Aug
31

Listening: the all-over brain work out

Listening: the all-over brain work out

Ground-breaking research from the University of California reveals that when we hear words, it's giving the brain what might be described as an all-over work out. As we learn more about this, we could find that hearing has far more important implications for keeping our brains healthy than we've realised up to now.

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Aug
22

Why it’s hard to understand accents

Why it’s hard to understand accents

Do you have more difficulty understanding speakers with strong or foreign accents?

If so, you're not alone—it's one of the most common complaints I hear. Whether it's an overseas telephone call centre, or trying to follow the dialogue on an American drama or film, someone can speak the same language as us, but be almost incomprehensible.

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