Latest inattentional deafness Stories

2011-05-28 06:50:00

Is it really possible for people with perfectly normal hearing to become deaf to the world around them when they are concentrating on another subject? New research funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests it is in fact possible. The new study, published in the journal "Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics', suggests that focusing heavily on a task results in the experience of deafness to other sounds within earshot. Researchers at University College London (UCL) demonstrate this...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.