Psychological noise as a barrier to communication is manifested in the fact that it is a constant mental chatter that never stops. This is an internal conversation or an internal monologue that constantly happens in the mind. Many do not know about this psychological noise, because it has become a deeply rooted habit, and is seen as a natural and integral part of life.


The concept of psychological noise in communication currently plays an increasing role not only in the sciences of the information cycle – computer science, communication theory, information technology, but also in many humanitarian studies, in particular psychology and sociology. It is not easy to give an exact definition of such noise, since there are too many definitions of the concept of psychology and information in scientific everyday life.

Psychological noise interference is the redundancy of the internal thought process in a communicative environment that causes a functional disorder of its systems. The presence of psychological noise depends not only on the available internal sources of interference, but also on the specifics of the consumer of information. In the framework of the communicative process, in which communication is an essential part, the individual and his internal thought process act as a consumer of information or a communicant. Because of this, it is necessary to identify the criteria by which messages arriving to him in the framework of barrier-free communication are identified as communicative noise.

Since such identification leads to filtering messages without their full interpretation, the risk of losing messages containing information is not only relevant, but also critical for the development of specific material. The formation of a modern communicative pattern and stable communicative habits and manner of communication is not decisively influenced by the media or books, as it was only a couple of decades ago. Today, this role is played by mental flows, which are formed on the basis of the communication characteristics of a person and his psychological background. The most important distinguishing feature of this pattern is that the communicant has preliminary filters that reduce the power of the incoming message stream.