December 19, 2011
The McGurk Effect — Seeing is NOT believing
Astounding is an understatement.
Carl Zimmer's superb Discover article offers more on the McGurk effect, including results of a number of studies performed since it was first characterized by British developmental psychologist Harry McGurk in 1976.
[via Richard Kashdan]
December 19, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink
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Um, I may be exempt from this? In my case, I am so used to watching facial expressions, that I CLEARLY see his mouth forming the "f" (bottom lip goes back under his teeth) - thus I notice the difference in sound and hear it as "fa" instead of "ba".
Posted by: Michael | Dec 20, 2011 9:17:59 AM
I find this one of the most fascinating illusions (can I call it that?),
I have ever scene.
I wonder if there are some (with sight) that are immune to this?
Posted by: Joe Peach | Dec 19, 2011 8:49:41 PM
Fa la la la la, Bah
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Dec 19, 2011 2:14:02 PM
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