The McGurk Effect

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The McGurk Effect

Postby vivian maxine on February 17th, 2017, 9:07 am ... 143941.htm

Seeing what a person is saying can override what is heard, causing a person to perceive a different sound. Visual "ga" combined with auditory "ba" can result in perception of "da".

Maybe this explains why hearing impaired people tend to not look directly at a speaker when listening to him.
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Re: The McGurk Effect

Postby RoccoR on February 18th, 2017, 9:56 am 

Good Morning Vivian,

Yes, I've seen these types of auditory illusions like the McGurk Effect (, the Tritone Paradox and the Shepard tone Illusion.

Until I took a course in presentations at The Ohio State University (alla 1970's), I had no idea that our minds could play such tricks on us.

There is also some inhibiting influences like the "Stoop Effect." (

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