Ah, the wonderful brain. How I love thee.

Posted in: neuroscience- Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

You’d think that sight is sight and hearing is hearing but turns out a rose is not always a rose—or, I perhaps I should say “fa” is not always “fa”.

In what’s known as the McGurk Effect, sight overrules hearing to create the illusion that the person is saying “fa” when in fact he is saying “ba”. That may not sound very “wow” but when you extend this simple example, the implications are quite huge proving that you can’t always believe what you hear.

Thanks @adamdole!

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