A Strange Thing Happens When You Read Around Background Noise

GPT-4: A study by the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia found that background noise, such as chatter or traffic, may slow reading speed but does not affect comprehension. The research also revealed that dealing with cluttered text can increase reading speed, possibly due to irritation and wanting to finish quickly. The study supports the “good-enough” language processing theory, indicating that auditory and visual noise does not significantly impact comprehension while reading.
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