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An Example Of The Cocktail Party And Inattentional Blindness

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We think important objects and events in our world will automatically grab our attention, but they often don’t, particularly when our attention is focused on something else. Cocktail Party Effect describes the ability to focus your hearing on one specific thing even though noise is all around you. It is named such because this occurs when you are at a party- you can focus on the conversation you are having with the person close to you and can ignore all the other noise and conversation going on around you. Your brain helps you selectively focus on the person you are talking too and 'mutes' the other conversation, music, and general noise around you. Whereas, the failure to notice unexpected objects or events when attention is focused elsewhere is now known as inattentional blindness. The interface between attention and consciousness are examples of the Cocktail party and Inattentional blindness.
Per the website, Psychology.wikia, the cocktail party effect is an example of selective attention and is the phenomenon of being able to focus one's auditory attention on a stimulus while filtering out a range of other stimuli, much the same way that a partygoer can focus on a single conversation in a noisy room. This effect is what allows most people to "tune in" to a single voice and "tune out" all others. It may also describe a similar phenomenon that occurs when one may immediately detect words of importance originating from unattended stimuli, for instance hearing one's name in
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