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Re: Cool phonetic illusion

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Sunday, June 22, 2008, 1:50
Den 21. jun. 2008 kl. 19.22 skrev Dirk Elzinga:
> This is the McGurk effect. It is well known in psycholinguistic > circles. It is done by dubbing the audio of [ba] to the video of > [ga]. Field linguists (like me) have no advantage over the > layperson here. It's just weird, and, if the psycholinguists are > right, constitutes evidence that vision plays a significant role in > speech perception.
Second time I tried it, I did it without looking first, and THEN I heard "baba baba". But then I looked and heard "dada", which didn't go away even if I looked away again. I feel hexed. LEF


Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>