auditory and optical illusions

Diana Deutsch has developed some excellent examples of auditory illusions – This speech to song example is really surprising. Most interesting for me is the use of repeating fragments of words, which cause the lister to start to imagine and hear new words. To experience, these all you need are headphones and take the time to listen to the mp3s provided…

A great example of
“The McGurk effect” is a perceptual illusion that mixes a sound with the visual cue of a different sound, We see the mouth move and hear/see a mismatched sound, check out what happens…

This page has some great interactive examples of optical and sonic illusions


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