I hear you, but I also hear the cat licking its paws a mile away...
February 23, 2012 4:36 PM Subscribe
Attention Filter: I can't filter things out when it comes to hearing.
posted by dougrayrankin to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have an issue whereby when in a room where there are more than one source of audio information (i.e. two TVs showing different channels, a TV and some conversation going on, two TVs, two conversations and an altercation going on outside) I cannot force my brain to ignore erroneous sounds and focus on one source of audio. Instead I hear all of them equally no matter how hard I concentrate. It's confusing as hell. Is this normal?