Visually Focusing on a Task Renders You Deaf to your Surroundings

Inattentional deafness. New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience explains why visually focusing on a task renders you deaf to your surroundings. New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience explains why visually focusing on a task renders you deaf to your surroundings. Which does not excuse phubbing for instance, yet it offers an explanation that may be easier to deal with. Professor Nilli Lavie with the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and co-author on the study explained that the phenomenon is called inattentional deafness. Inattentional deafness is a common experience for all of us. Most of the times it makes us feel ignored by others when we communicate something while they’re engaged in visually compelling tasks. Nonetheless, there is a scientific explanation for this. We’re not…


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