Veronica Galvan and colleagues from the University of San Diego studied the effects of overhearing
either one side of a cell phone call or a chat between two people on the attention and memory of people who overheard these conversations.
Drivers should be aware that one's attention is drawn away from current tasks by overhearing
someone on a cell phone, at least in our attention-demanding lab tasks, and that this effect is beyond conscious control," Emberson says.
Whether it is the office, on a train or in a car, only half of the conversation is overheard which drains more attention and concentration than when overhearing
two people talking, according to scientists at Cornell University.
Juan Gonzalez, Glendale's public education coordinator, smiled upon overhearing
It's like intruding on a private realm, seeing things never meant for our eyes, overhearing
a whispered conversation.
In the end, though, Parsons' little daughter denounces her own father to the Thought Police, after overhearing
Parsons utter "Down with Big Brother
Soon after the threat was made, police got a call from an employee at Blockbuster Video on River Road who said that two customers had reported overhearing
two boys calling in a bomb threat on a pay phone near the parking lot.
and adding to conversations, we filled in the gaps of our stories and memories with additions and corrections.
A few days later, a co-worker, overhearing
her talk on the phone to her attorney about the problem, approached Sarah and said, "I couldn't help overhearing
about your problem.
Elsewhere, Mick tells Linda about Lee's depression, but after overhearing
their conversation, he insists everything is hunky dory.
Melbourne, Sep 14 (ANI): People get more distracted and annoyed by overhearing
others talking on phone than by regular conversations, a new study suggests.