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These Audio Illusions Will Have You Questioning Your Ears

Jun 27, 2015
When exploring brain trickery, optical illusions are first to come to mind. We've all had that book as kids with mesmerizing swirls and shapes. What is possibly even more mind-boggling, however, are auditory illusions. What these illusions do is trick the mind into thinking an "impossible sound" is a perfect and familiar noise. For instance, the same "impossible sound" may sound like "kite" to you but might sound like "pop" to someone else.

In these four sound bites, it is immediately obvious that your mind is playing tricks on you. As the woman explains, everyone is unique and shares a different perception of the same sound. It is a fun way to pass the time, but it also provides a new perspective on individuality.
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