McGurk Effect

Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by ExpectantlyIronic, May 12, 2008.

  1. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    I just found out about this today, and it's one of the coolest illusions I've run across. If you watch a video of someone saying "ga", and it is dubbed over with them saying "ba", you will hear them say "da". Watch this video with your eyes closed and then again with them open.
    Last edited: May 12, 2008

  2. Nightsurfer

    Nightsurfer ~Lucky 13 strikes again~

    No freaking way! :-o

    That was cool..It boggles the mind how our own mind will play tricks on us..

    Way cool thanks for sharing. :nod: :D
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  3. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    Sweet! So I bet blind and deaf people really do have some heightened senses.
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    That's really cool. I'm glad I clicked on this thread. For a while I thought McGurck had something to do with a boring philosophical theory. LOL
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  5. AdrienneEHouseman

    AdrienneEHouseman Registered Member

    I heard ba both ways... That being said, I am going blind... And I rely on hearing much more strongly than sight, I expect to see things wrong. That means that if my eyes are telling me one thing and my ears another, I generally end up believing my ears.

  6. Chaos

    Chaos Epic Gamer V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'll have to listen to this when I get home, stupid college PCs don't have speakers.
  7. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    That's amazing. I tried to tell somebody about it that is computer illiterate, and they thought I was the biggest nerd. EVER. It's cool to talk about it online, just don't tell anybody outside this world. :\

    It's amazing how the brain works. Thanks for posting this.
  8. Jakey-D

    Jakey-D Registered Member

    That's really freaky! I kept watching him then not watching and you can here the sound change between the two.

    Are there any more of these kinda things that work along the same principles?
  9. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm confused.

    I listened with my eyes closed and heard "ba ba" and watched with them open and heard "ga ga".

  10. 6footninja

    6footninja Registered Member

    hm, that's pretty neat. I've heard of it before, nice link there buddy.
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