Individual differences in the ability to avoid distracting sounds

@inproceedings{Elliott2005IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in the ability to avoid distracting sounds},
  author={Emily M. Elliott and Katie M. Barrilleaux and Nelson Cowan},
  year={2005}
}
The present work aims to establish a greater understanding of the cognitive mechanisms involved in avoiding distraction from speech and nonspeech sounds. Although mixed results have been presented by research investigating the hypothesis that individuals with superior working memory abilities are better able to avoid acoustic distraction, we found that working memory correlated with some aspects of performance during distraction when carefully examined. This is consistent with the view that… CONTINUE READING

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