Sound and Personality (11-20-18)

Yadon and Daugherty explored how personality influences responses to sound.  They report that “Sensory gating allows an individual to filter out irrelevant sensory information from the environment, potentially freeing attentional resources for more complex tasks. . . . [study] Participants with more robust . . . sensory gating reported a significantly greater degree of conscientiousness; conscientiousness (but not the other Big Five factors) predicted sensory gating ability.”

Carly Yadon and Timothy Daugherty.  “Auditory Sensory Gating and the Big Five Personality Factors.”  Journal of Psychophysiology, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/0269-8803/a000229