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Re: Cool phonetic illusion

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Sunday, June 22, 2008, 2:07
On Jun 21, 2008, at 8:48 PM, Lars Finsen wrote:

> 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.
It sort of sounded like /gb)/ to me, whether I was looking or not, although when I was watching I guess it sounded more like /g/ than / gb)/.