Study: Scientific reason behind texters ignoring others

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The next time you think your teenager or your spouse is ignoring you while they're reading something on their phone or watching TV, that may not actually be the case.

A small study in the Journal of Neuroscience says a person's sense of vision and hearing are located in a shared region of the brain.

And there are limits in how much it can process.

So the researchers say the brain fails to multi-task and is forced to choose between the two senses.

They call this "inattentional deafness."

So there's your excuse if you are the one accused of ignoring.
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