Watch this fascinating video about the McGurk Effect. It deals with the way our brains interpret the vast quantity of stimulus we absorb every minute. From sounds to visual images, our amazing noggins are able to separate out all the different input and make sense of it. However, just like optical illusions trick our eyes, there are also “auditory” illusions that can dupe our ears. This is important as you enter (or re-enter) the career world. Remember, you may hear your employer or supervisor say one thing, but the boss may have actually said something completely different. The moral? Listen carefully!
6 Responses to “Seeing is Not Always Believing”
Is he saying that the man only said ba ba ba even when we were seeing his mouth say fa fa cause I could hear him saying both ba ba ba and fa fa fa???
Yes. The man is ONLY saying Bah Bah Bah. If you close your eyes and listen only, you’ll hear that he’s only saying Bah. But when you see the mouth making the ‘f’ shape, your brain hears it that way. Wild huh?
That is truly amazing. Our bodies are surely intricate.
Listen carefully with full attention you can easily differentiate between ba ba ba and fa fa fa,don’t go on lips’ movement because many words we speak, lips move in the same shape
The sound between BA and FA is different, not the same for me.
Dont understand what he is doing..