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poptart 2nd November 2010 12:53 PM

Think seeing what you're listening to doesn't influence how it sounds?
 
Watch this video. Then try to tell yourself we don't hear with our eyes:


YouTube - The McGurk Effect - Horizon Is Seeing Believing?

macboy 2nd November 2010 01:24 PM

OH! So that's how $1000 per foot cables make the music sound better. The owner looks at the shiny new cable, and perceives a sound difference!
(You would think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not)

kevinahcc20 2nd November 2010 01:36 PM

Gives a new meaning to the concept of double-blind audio testing...close both eyes!

ArtG 2nd November 2010 04:45 PM

That is amazing! I wouldn't have believed it without seeing it! Well, now we know one well-kept secret that politicians regularly use on us!

jrenkin 2nd November 2010 04:59 PM

It is not just seeing, it is the placebo effect. Well know, used and recognized.
But then, music quality is largely in the ear of the beholder, so if you think it sounds better, is it not better? It just depends on how much you have to spend....
Of course the placebo effect is difficult to sustain....

poptart 2nd November 2010 08:02 PM

I don't think I understand the role of the placebo effect on this, could you explain what you mean?

wakibaki 2nd November 2010 08:07 PM

That should be required viewing/listening for anyone wishing to become a member here. It might cut down the arguing a bit...

Cool, or what?

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faaa, faaa, flack sheep

gray5596 3rd November 2010 04:58 AM

Totally amazing! When it appears he is saying vaa, if you lower your head so you can't see him, the sound actually changes from a vaa to a baa.

This might explain why I say one thing and my wife hears something else.:D

jrenkin 3rd November 2010 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poptart (Post 2352132)
I don't think I understand the role of the placebo effect on this, could you explain what you mean?

This is an excellent example of the complexity of perception and the interpolations our brain makes. Even though the sound is "baa", we see and therefore believe that it is "vaa" so that is what we hear.
If we are convinced enough to believe a pill (or something) will do a certain thing, we are quite likely to perceive it that way.
I see these as similar, not different.

Cal Weldon 3rd November 2010 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakibaki (Post 2352137)

faaa, faaa, flack sheep

and fah humfug.


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