Attention in Dichotic Listening: Affective Cues and the Influence of Instructions

  title={Attention in Dichotic Listening: Affective Cues and the Influence of Instructions},
  author={Neville Moray},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={56 - 60}
  • N. Moray
  • Published 1 February 1959
  • Physics
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
In shadowing one of two simultaneous messages presented dichotically, subjects are unable to report any of the content of the rejected message. Even if the rejected message consists of a short list of simple words repeated many times, a recognition test fails to reveal any trace of the list. If numbers are interpolated in prose passages presented for dichotic shadowing, no more are recalled from the rejected messages if the instructions are specifically to remember numbers than if the… 

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