Prof. Dr. Nicole Wetzel from the CBBS Neurocognitive Development Research Group has published a new study. The psychologist examines how children can be distracted by sounds.
She found out: children of primary school age are particularly easily distracted by sounds that are new. However, they quickly learn to control their attention in such a situation and become less distracted (Wetzel, N., Widmann, A., & Scharf, F. (in press). Distraction of attention by novel sounds in children declines fast. Scientific Reports).