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I've hear both claims 1) people (in general) talk faster than listeners can process the meaning of the words being said 2) people can process what's being said faster than a person can talk

I think 2) comes from the fact that sometimes you can predict the end of a sentence before it is spoken. Have there been any studies that verify that people speak faster than can be understood or vice-versa?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Christian Hummeluhr, AliceD, user7759, Krysta, Artem Kaznatcheev Apr 10 '15 at 16:23

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    $\begingroup$ This have to depend tremendously on what type of content is transmitted. Complex content with ambigous and unclear meanings would obviously take a lot more processing power than simple and clear messages. And it would quite obviously be very dependent on the listerners existing experience of the topic in question. $\endgroup$ – Alex Feb 2 '15 at 15:31
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    $\begingroup$ I voted to close this because it's unclear what's being asked. The question lacks sufficient definition and context to have a clear answer based on cognitive science. $\endgroup$ – Christian Hummeluhr Mar 28 '15 at 12:16