Making Sense of the World w/ Sensory Crosstalk

Sometimes a sense may covertly influence the one we think is dominant, altering our perception. When visual information clashes with that from sound, sensory crosstalk causes what we see to alter what we hear. Called the McGurk Effect (or McGurk-MacDonald Effect), experience this yourself with the video below.

Scientific American discusses and provide more videos on the complex interactions and extraordinary feats of cross-wired senses (echolocation, synesthesia and more) here:

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