If there is a lot going on- especially sounds, smells, or flavors (which are all visual to me due to my synesthesia) – this absolutely happens to me!

“A new study by the University College London showed that concentrating one’s attention on a visual task can render them momentarily “deaf” to normal sounds like speech.”

https://www.medicaldaily.com/we-exhibit-inattentional-deafness-sound-while-focusing-visual-tasks-your-friend-364556


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