Science is often a very slow process and it can take time to make a very interesting discovery. I have made some small discoveries that I think are interesting, but it is really only when all the discoveries are put together that things become really interesting.
I found out that adults who had problems learning to read as children but can read OK now, still show different patterns of brain activity compared to adults who found it easy to learn to read as children. Those adults who struggled to read as children but can now, must have found a different way to train their brains to read. This is exciting as it may help us find ways to help children who struggle to learn to read.
I think maybe the most interesting thing I have ever discovered was when I (and the research team I was in) found evidence that your attitude about where you’re from does affect your accent! So, particularly for Scottish people, that if you feel that being Scottish is very important to you, you probably do have more of a Scottish accent than someone who is also Scottish but doesn’t really care about it. This was something that people suspected was true before, but there wasn’t any scientific evidence. Now there is!