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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