Professor Thalia Wheatley quoted in "Scientific American"

Professor Thalia Wheatley was quoted in a Scientific American story about a recent social interactions study. Harvard University researchers found that people are very poor at judging when someone they are speaking with would like to end the conversation. Thalia Wheatley calls this "an astounding and important finding." Regarding conversations, Wheatley told Scientific American journalist Rachel Nuwer, they are "such an elegant expression of mutual coordination, and yet it all falls apart at the end because we just can't figure out when to stop." Read the full story, "People Literally Don't Know When to Shut Up—or Keep Talking—Science Confirms" here.