Cocktail party effect

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A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by 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.[1]


  1. Bronkhorst, Adelbert W. 2015. "The Cocktail-Party Problem Revisited: Early Processing and Selection of Multi-Talker Speech." Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 77 (5): 1465–1487.