There is a cognitive process that my COM100 class curriculum refers to as "Selective Listening", which refers to the habit in which a person subconsciously blots out audible noises, particularly voices. If you have ever spaced-out during a monotonous lecture or found yourself just nodding your head during a one-on-one conversation, you have experienced this. I have theorized about the causation behind this process; and I suggest the following:
-Those who use Ne are particularly susceptible to this - possibly Fi or Ti, as these are introverted judging functions, and thus filter out external information.
-This is an adaptive mechanism that occurs as a result of excess or undesired perceptions.
-Might be associated with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Everything above is quite mutable and yes, I am aware that other types experience selective listening. My opinions are utterly subjective. blee dee bla dee bloo.
My primary concern is whether too much is healthy for a learning individual or not; and I have become quite paranoid that perhaps it forces a person into ignorance. (Yes, this opinion is rooted in myself).
EDIT: Of course this is a healthy process, but how does one avoid becoming completely disclosed from external noises? Exercises? Etc?