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It turns out that we DO listen with our eyes...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Timmah, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Timmah

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    ...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.
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    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.
  3. Timmah

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    Hmm, sounds like an excellent roomate experiment...
  4. bkbirge

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    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.
  5. bluesblaster

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    McGurk ? isnt that a pickle ?
  6. OldDog52

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    I can scratch "Being McGurk'd" off my bucket list now.
  7. BassMom88

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    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.
  8. Turxile

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    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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