|Timmah ||09-04-2013 11:49 AM |
It turns out that we DO listen with our eyes...
...and not just to what kind of bass is on stage.
Visual signals impact what we hear, which is why it's harder to hear over the phone or some of you older TB members can't hear the TV without your glasses. ;)
It's called the McGurk effect. It's interesting that it applies more to speech than to music, but it's cool nevertheless. http://auditoryneuroscience.com/McGurkEffect
Posting this from my Linguistics lecture because I think it's that cool.
|3234718 ||09-04-2013 11:54 AM |
The way the senses interact is fascinating. Like how if you blindfold someone, put a cut apple up to their nose, and have them take a bite of a raw potato, they'd think it's an apple, apparently.
|Timmah ||09-04-2013 12:01 PM |
Hmm, sounds like an excellent roomate experiment...
|bkbirge ||09-04-2013 12:03 PM |
OK, so let me get this straight. I gotta go blind someone, shove an apple up their nose and now they'll think the potato is their parent? Works for me.
|bluesblaster ||09-04-2013 07:36 PM |
McGurk ? isnt that a pickle ?
|OldDog52 ||09-05-2013 10:32 AM |
I can scratch "Being McGurk'd" off my bucket list now.
|BassMom88 ||09-05-2013 11:06 AM |
That is cool Timmah! David Eagleman Richard Cytowic, Oliver Sacks, and Daniel Levitan are some authors/researchers you might want to check out who have done work in sensory perception - the latter two with music in particular.
|Turxile ||09-06-2013 08:42 AM |
It seems we also smell with our eyes.. I was watching a chocolate commercial last night and I smelled chocolate ;P
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