A study published in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology found that when people tried to do subtraction problems while listening to an infant crying, regular speech, silence, whining, a high-pitched table saw, and the exaggerated baby talk parents are so fond of doing, a child whining was more distracting and annoying than any of the others, even for non-parents. “You’re basically doing less work and doing it worse,” study co-author Rosemarie Sokol Chang, a professor of psychology at SUNY New Paltz, whined. That’s why they invented earplugs, isn’t it? And wine without the “h”.
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