Archives: Joe Palca

“Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us”

Surely everyone gets annoyed, but what is it about people talking on cellphones or nails screeching on chalkboards that actually bothers us? We’ll take a look at the science of annoyance with the author of a new book on the subject.

“Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us”

Surely everyone gets annoyed, but what is it about people talking on cellphones or nails screeching on chalkboards that actually bothers us? We’ll take a look at the science of annoyance with the author of a new book on the subject.