The Science of Annoying
1:00 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

The Science of Annoying

The Science of Annoying Do tangled up Christmas lights tie you in knots? Does a slow driver in the fast lane drive you crazy? If these and a myriad of other annoyances irritate you, tune in to Charlotte Talks as we uncover the science behind what bugs us. NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca teamed up with NPR's Flora Lichtman to look at the science of annoyance. They will take us on a scientific quest through psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology and more to see what gets our ire up. Guests Joe Palca - NPR Science Correspondent and Guest Host, NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday Flora Lichtman - Multimedia Editor, NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday What annoys you? Tell us... We'll find out why. Add and read comments Selective Attention Test: Count how many times the players wearing white pass the basketball.

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