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The McGurk Effect and why Blind Tests are helpful... Plugin Bundles
Old 3rd September 2011
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The McGurk Effect and why Blind Tests are helpful...

Try The McGurk Effect! - Horizon: Is Seeing Believing? - BBC Two - YouTube

Just wanted to get everyones thought on the video talking about the effect. No matter how unbiased we might think we are, the human brain tends to trust sight more than hearing. When I see a preamp with blue and red knobs, I tend to hear Neve most of the time.....
Old 9th September 2011
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No matter how unbiased we might think we are, the human brain tends to trust sight more than hearing.
It depends on what you are trying to estimate.

For example, we have much better spatial localization with vision than with audition. This means that when we are trying to work out where something is, vision wins when the two senses conflict, leading to the ventriloquist effect.

BUT: we have much better temporal resolution with audition than with vision. This means that when we are trying to judge how many events have occurred, or whether two events occurred simultaneously, hearing actually dominates vision when the two conflict. To the extent that if you hear two beeps, and see one flash, you'll think that there were actually two flashes:

AST : Vol. 22 (2001) , No. 2 pp.61-67
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