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NO SURPRISE: Research shows couples can tune out spouse's voice
08-30-2013, 09:59 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:So you didn't hear her when she told you to take out the trash.

Don't get defensive: Get scientific.

Long-married couples, at least those under age 60, can tune out the voice of the other according to new research.

Scientists knew we can pick out a familiar voice from a room of speakers, but researchers at Queen's University in Kingston have found we also can single out a familiar voice to exclude to better hear a stranger.

"People can exploit knowledge of a highly familiar voice (their spouse's) not only to track it better in the presence of an interfering stranger's voice, but also, crucially, to ignore it," researchers wrote in study published in Psychological Science.
Read more: sunnewsnetwork.ca

rofl.gif Something like this doesn't really require much in the way of research. I thought this was just common knowledge. wonder.gif

08-30-2013, 10:03 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,961 Threads:1,544 Joined:Feb 2011
I knew this. lmao.gif
08-30-2013, 10:10 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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wonder.gif I've noticed. coffeetime.gif

08-30-2013, 10:11 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,961 Threads:1,544 Joined:Feb 2011
What did you say honey? coffeetime.gif
08-31-2013, 07:09 AM #5
whaler Double Smoked Timbit
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true dat
08-31-2013, 02:05 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
Posts:10,142 Threads:719 Joined:Oct 2012
My great grandmother was hilarious (and dearly missed by me)

She had what I called selective hearing...

When someone was talking to her that she didnt like...

She made believe she couldnt hear them...

Heh? what? huh? say that again?
08-31-2013, 02:13 PM #7
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
(08-31-2013, 07:09 AM)whaler Wrote:  true dat




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