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The McGurk Effect
Monday, 6. November 2006

How much are your ears* influenced by what your eyes see?
Watch the following video with opened, and afterwards with closed eyes - what do you understand?

Most adults (98%) think they are hearing “DA” - a so called “fused respons” - where the “D” is a result of an audio-visual illusion. In reality you are hearing the sound “BA”, while you are seing the lip movements “GA”.


* and of course your brain which deals with the received signals

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