Failing to get the gist of what's being said: background noise impairs higher-order cognitive processing

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Marsh, John Everett; Ljung, Robert; Nöstl, Anatole; Threadgold, Emma; Campbell, Tom A.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 6 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00548, pmc: PMC4439538
  • Subject: false recall | OLD ADULTS | AUDITORY DISTRACTION | 3112 Neurosciences | semantic clustering | SPEECH RECOGNITION | Psychology | CHILDREN | HEARING-LOSS | RECALL | noise | C800 | elaborative processing | CATEGORIZED LISTS | WORKING-MEMORY CAPACITY | Original Research | FALSE MEMORIES | WORD LISTS | speech intelligibility

A dynamic interplay is known to exist between auditory processing and human cognition. For example, prior investigations of speech-in-noise have revealed there is more to learning than just listening: Even if all words within a spoken list are correctly heard in noise, ... View more
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