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The effects of meaningful irrelevant speech and road traffic noise on teachers' attention, episodic and semantic memory
KTH, Superseded Departments, Civil and Architectural Engineering.
2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 45, no 5, 393-405 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present experiment was to examine the effects of meaningful irrelevant speech and road traffic noise on attention, episodic and semantic memory, and also to examine whether the noise effects were age-dependent. A total of 96 male and female teachers in the age range of 35-45 and 55-65 years were randomly assigned to a silent or the two noise conditions. Noise effects found in episodic memory were limited to a meaningful text, where cued recall contrary to expectations was equally impaired by the two types of noise. However, meaningful irrelevant speech also deteriorated recognition of the text, whereas road traffic noise caused no decrement. Retrieval from two word fluency tests in semantic memory showed strong effects of noise exposure, one affected by meaningful irrelevant speech and the other by road traffic noise. The results implied that both acoustic variation and the semantic interference could be of importance for noise impairments. The expected age-dependent noise effects did not show up.

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2004. Vol. 45, no 5, 393-405 p.
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noise, meaningful irrelevant speech, road traffic noise, attention, episodic and semantic memory, teachers
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40328DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2004.00421.xISI: 000224906700005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-8644259909OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-40328DiVA: diva2:441234
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QC 20110915Available from: 2011-09-15 Created: 2011-09-14 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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