Why children struggle with the 'cocktail party effect'

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 20:10 in Psychology & Sociology

Researchers have clarified the development of the ability to attend to a speaker in a noisy environment -- a phenomenon known as the 'cocktail party effect.' Published in JNeurosci, the study could have implications for helping children navigate the often-noisy surroundings in which they grow and learn.

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