From the "Psycology Dictionary" at http://www.psybox.com/web_dictionary/dictionaryWebindex.htm
Dichotic listening - Listening to a different message in each ear at the same time. A task used by Broadbent and Treisman, among others, in order to investigate ATTENTIONAL processes. Dichotic listening tasks were greatly used in the development of BOTTLENECK THEORIES of attention, including Triesman's ATTENUATION THEORY.
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