The cocktail party effect
A psychological phenomenon where we immediately detect important stimuli in a noisy environment. The name comes from the fact that this effect is common at parties. For instance, even in a noisy room, if someone across the room mentions your name, you somehow immediately notice it and naturally focus on that conversation. That's the cocktail party effect.
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