Sound and Visual Perception

Posted on September 29, 2007. Filed under: Music, Science |

Do we hear with our eyes?  At least partly?  This 10-second video comes to us from the University of Oslo sound lab.  No matter how many times I replayed it, it sounded different to me with my eyes closed than with them open.  Something to contemplate over the weekend.  For more on the McGurk effect, see this.  Happy Sounding!

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Interesting..When listening wiht my eyes shut I hear BA and when listening and looking at talking head, I hear GA..

Have a nice weekend..

C.V.

That’s what I heard, too. I plan to look into this some more. Take care.

Looking at it, I couldn’t make any sense of it, but hearing only, it’s clear that it’s BA. Interesting.

Rikard, good to see you again. That’s interesting that you didn’t hear a specific sylable with your eyes open. I did, when I looked at the speaker speaking. Thanks for coming by and trying it out. And for reminding me that I want to investigate this further.


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