The cocktail party phenomenon revisited: The importance of working memory capacity

@article{Conway2001TheCP,
  title={The cocktail party phenomenon revisited: The importance of working memory capacity},
  author={Andrew R. A. Conway and Ngaire Cowan and Michael F. Bunting},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin & Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={331-335}
}
  • Andrew R. A. Conway, Ngaire Cowan, Michael F. Bunting
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Wood and Cowan (1995) replicated and extended Moray’s (1959) investigation of thecocktail party phenomenon, which refers to a situation in which one can attend to only part of a noisy environment, yet highly pertinent stimuli such as one’s own name can suddenly capture attention. Both of these previous investigations have shown that approximately 33% of subjects report hearing their own name in an unattended, irrelevant message. Here we show that subjects who detect their name in the irrelevant… CONTINUE READING

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