How a Classic Audio Illusion Messes With Our Brains

When we hold a conversation, it’s not just our ears that are paying attention. We may not realize it, but our eyes are picking up on visual information as well to give us a better idea of what we should be hearing. It’s not necessary, of course, we can easily carry on a conversation in the dark, but it’s a form of redundancy that helps to make up for any aural lapses.

Our brains integrate information from both senses to compile a complete picture of what we should be hearing. For this to

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