McGurk Effect

Mettafore, modified 4 Years ago.

McGurk Effect

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This is quite an interesting example of cognitive dissonance i.e., how our mind modifies pure sensory information to fit our preconceived notions.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0


I tried to do some Mahasi noting like "hearing hearing hearing". I am quite sure that the illusion gets broken for a couple of seconds. Pretty neat ;) .
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Daniel M. Ingram, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: McGurk Effect

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That is very, very weird. Cool video. Thanks for posting it.
Must Do, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: McGurk Effect

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If to watch that video, it took me a while to get it what is spoken of or whats the point made. Finally i realized what is it about, that means my thoughts moved. Nevertheless its not like i got the point or level what the author wanted to convey, but i was abel to turn my thoguhts so i feel like i got new knowledge.
That video worked as a trigger or catalyst. I was ready.
Mettafore, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: McGurk Effect

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I am sure some Abhidhamma or Sutta expert can explain this effect better than me in Buddhist technical terms.

This definitely reminds me of the magic show metaphor in Bhikku Nanananda's book:
http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books12/Katukurunde-Nanananda-Bhikkhu_the_Magic_of_the_Mind.pdf
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Bruno Loff, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: McGurk Effect

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Very, very important stuff.
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Christine, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: McGurk Effect

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I saw this on an episode of the Nature of Things on CBC, it shows examples of how the brain fills in a lot of missing information. I found the rubber hand experiment really interesting. Here is the episode, I am not sure if you can see it outside of Canada:

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/myth-or-science-the-secrets-of-our-senses