However the adult brain could be retrained to pick again up foreign sounds easier.

Dr Iverson implies that adults can retune their brains to hear these differences again. Scientists now think that the issues are caused by our experience which teaches us to disregard certain sounds in order that we are able to give our full focus on the sounds that matter most to understanding a sentence. Two studies worked on by Dr Paul Iverson and Dr Valerie Hazan jointly, UCL’s Division of Phonetics and Linguistics, have examined whether it’s possible to retune the way the brain procedures speech sounds, and wish that their findings can help make language learning much easier for adults.In our iPhone-reverent age group, the dismissal of EHR critics as Luddites is definitely supported by the recognition that technologies we once couldn’t imagine we now can’t live without. However the assumption that EHR evolution will mirror the cell phone’s trajectory provides three notable flaws. The EHR is certainly touted as a cost-saving, quality-promoting device, though cost-conserving projections have been debunked and data on quality are blended.2 Although we’ve made improvement in patient safety only by carefully examining our mistakes, the risks posed by technology are expected to right themselves somehow. Second, letting the marketplace form usability assumes that clinicians will be the target users.