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The listening process

It can be easy to assume listening is a simple activity. In this video, Peter Matthews explores the listening process.

Listening is so commonplace in our day-to-day lives it can be easy to assume it’s a simple activity.

In this video you’ll explore the listening process and the mental effort required to make sense of what we hear.


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