Cocktail party effect
A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 53 is:
... the "cocktail party effect."
See this recent research on the mechanisms that produce the cocktail party effect.
- Bronkhorst, Adelbert W. 2015. "The Cocktail-Party Problem Revisited: Early Processing and Selection of Multi-Talker Speech." Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 77 (5): 1465–1487.