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Date: 07/31/07 02:17 AM

120 Responses to The McGurk Effect

  1. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 12:02 am
    Link: The McGurk Effect - You will hear something different if you close your eyes than if you look at the guy.
  2. Profile photo of nrg70
    nrg70 Male 30-39
    121 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:22 am
    Cool, Us humans aren`t as smart as we think we are.
  3. Profile photo of Punex
    Punex Male 13-17
    52 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:23 am
    FIIIIRRSSSS- Oh. Nevermind.
  4. Profile photo of artfulartist
    artfulartist Female 18-29
    182 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:23 am
    Well, I don`t have QuickTime so....
  5. Profile photo of mistressaya
    mistressaya Female 18-29
    28 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:25 am
    Do I get extra points for hearing it correctly both with and without my eyes closed?
  6. Profile photo of clubp
    clubp Male 13-17
    223 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:25 am
    weeeiiird
  7. Profile photo of Yorgler
    Yorgler Male 13-17
    195 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:28 am
    whoa that`s really cool...
  8. Profile photo of atlacatl
    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:33 am
    lmao i heard haha... haha... haha.... i wonder what that means.
  9. Profile photo of Bloodhungry
    Bloodhungry Female 13-17
    12 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:33 am
    I heard it saying "Blah Da, Da Blah" I guess Im extra stupid or something.
  10. Profile photo of Mrface5
    Mrface5 Male 18-29
    152 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:36 am
    i hear something like ba da ba da
  11. Profile photo of Bondagevamp
    Bondagevamp Female 18-29
    350 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:43 am
    I never heard Da.. Just Ga when I am looking and Ba when I am not. Cool though.
  12. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Am I crazy for seeing and hearing it right?
  13. Profile photo of prodotto
    prodotto Male 18-29
    189 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:43 am
    I heard "seven days".
  14. Profile photo of Bloodhungry
    Bloodhungry Female 13-17
    12 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:44 am
    "Am I crazy for seeing and hearing it right?"

    No, you may be the only normal one. haha

  15. Profile photo of DrFeelGood10
    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:53 am
    yeah it doesn`t work on me either...
  16. Profile photo of iChris
    iChris Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:57 am
    it pooted.
  17. Profile photo of ozmins12
    ozmins12 Male 13-17
    62 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:58 am
    woah, trippy
  18. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:00 am
    nrg70, what`s stupid about being able to simultaneously process multiple forms of sensory input in order to decode messages?
  19. Profile photo of fodarexiii
    fodarexiii Male 18-29
    623 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:25 am
    Cray Z
  20. Profile photo of Fox4Brawl
    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
    233 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:33 am
    hmm weird, even weirder when i close and open my eyes inbetween his noises
  21. Profile photo of GeneralPhyL
    GeneralPhyL Male 18-29
    133 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:38 am
    If you play it backwards, it says "Paul is dead".
  22. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1012 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:41 am
    I can see why that would happen... but I only heard "Ba" not "da" even when I was looking at him.
  23. Profile photo of cambriaseyes
    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    339 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:53 am
    That made my browser crash. o.O

    And I heard the same thing(ba ba) with my eyes open as my eyes closed.

  24. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:01 am
    ... I kept hearing a distorted "the"
  25. Profile photo of TaintedMeat
    TaintedMeat Male 18-29
    102 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:03 am
    Freakin weird
  26. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:23 am
    HOLY FRICK!!!!!
  27. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:36 am
    This was stupid. First of all, he WAS mouthing the "ga" sound but was doing a "ba" voice over. So watching it with no sound you imagine "ga". Listening you realize he`s doing a "ba" voice-over. (Big whoop.) And I must be of the 2% because with my eyes closed, every time, I still heard "ba".
  28. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:37 am
    Lmaoo.. thats mint
  29. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:39 am
    And bekll with your eyes closed... you are supposed to hear ba.. -_-
  30. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:44 am
    ^ I realized that after I posted it. It`s while looking you imagine it`s a "da" sound because of the "ga" movements. Not with me.

    So, correction: With my eyes open I still heard "ba".

  31. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:51 am
    Didn`t work for me.
  32. Profile photo of PinkChaos28
    PinkChaos28 Female 13-17
    198 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:58 am
    Eyes Open: Ga ga, Ga ga, Ga ga.

    Eyes Closed: Ba ba, Ba Ba, Ba ba.

    O_o

  33. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 5:01 am
    weeirrrd... Somehow the internet can tell when my eyes are closed.
  34. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 6:42 am
    Think when your eyes are closed you are not using that sense so you focus on the sound more thus hearing the statement correctly
  35. Profile photo of missAZNx55
    missAZNx55 Female 18-29
    90 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 6:54 am
    haha that was weird. and interesting.
  36. Profile photo of Sco_Thistle
    Sco_Thistle Female 18-29
    59 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:11 am
    I heard it the same both ways. Not very good.
  37. Profile photo of kezerb
    kezerb Female 13-17
    79 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:19 am
    I heard gaga both times, with eyes open and with them shut :S
  38. Profile photo of allstar1108
    allstar1108 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:24 am
    what is really fun, is to close and open eyes while he is saying it, i dont know if it will work for you guys but it worked for me and it was like the internet could read my mind
  39. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:38 am
    >.< yes the internet was reading your mind
  40. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
    325 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:39 am
    i hear ba ba both times
  41. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:52 am
    who talks like that?
    dumb.
  42. Profile photo of FrameRaid
    FrameRaid Male 30-39
    102 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 9:10 am
    When I closed my eyes I heard him say "kill the cat". Very weird.
  43. Profile photo of schmexie
    schmexie Female 13-17
    351 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 9:50 am
    that`s really weird.
    and cool.
  44. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 10:04 am
    That`s not a trick if you reveal the answer immediately! Of course it won`t work on most people if you tell them what they`re about to experience and why. That was a huge mistake on his part, he shouldnt have revealed the answer but it was obvious right away that the video and audio didnt match so of course you would want to assume/hear something different while watching.
  45. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
    737 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 10:26 am
    I kept hearing, "I need to get a f*cking haircut and shave."
  46. Profile photo of sponjman07
    sponjman07 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 10:31 am
    I heard "Stop listening to some weird guy going Baa baaa"
  47. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
    703 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 10:59 am
    i head ba ba
  48. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:05 am
    er.. i couldn`t understand a damn thing he said; eyes open or closed.
  49. Profile photo of Frenzy4
    Frenzy4 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:06 am
    Stupid. I heard ba ba, ba ba everytime. I guess I`m not fooled very easily.
  50. Profile photo of rambozo
    rambozo Male 13-17
    171 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:19 am
    quicktime didnt seem to want to work, i had to look it up on youtube
  51. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:25 am
    trippyy
  52. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:26 am
    w/e not interesting enough for me.
  53. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:42 am
    "Cool, Us humans aren`t as smart as we think we are."

    Actually, it means we ARE smart as our brain is taking all the cues and interpreting the sound for us.

  54. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:48 am
    reminds me of mad gab

    nose hen solve bride=no sense of pride

    doesn`t work with all accents

    if you just hear it it`s easy
    but it you see what it says and then hear it it`s hard

  55. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:49 am
    audio illusion? As opposed to optical ones?

    Wow.

  56. Profile photo of andtothedrew
    andtothedrew Male 18-29
    252 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    Haha, some people really get off on being able to say `Ooh, it didn`t work on me! I`m so cool and indeevidyouell!!`
  57. Profile photo of jen00384
    jen00384 Female 18-29
    230 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    Whoa... That is messed up. Wicked cool!!
  58. Profile photo of lewisc007
    lewisc007 Male 18-29
    286 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 12:51 pm
    this wasnt as good as i was hoping for
  59. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5976 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    very cool
  60. Profile photo of danielle1987
    danielle1987 Female 18-29
    76 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    WOAH
  61. Profile photo of Gamey91
    Gamey91 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    Am I the only one hearing "thaw"?
  62. Profile photo of Unbreakable
    Unbreakable Female 18-29
    327 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:17 pm
    Whoa! That is a totally cool link! Thanks for posting it!
  63. Profile photo of 107249
    107249 Male 13-17
    210 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:18 pm
    It doesn`t work for me, I just keep hearing "THA THA".
  64. Profile photo of HedlesChkn
    HedlesChkn Male 18-29
    113 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    I heard ba everytime...
  65. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    I heard it `ba ba, ba ba` both ways, I even tried staring at the background, away from the guy`s face and I still heard `ba ba`. So I guess I`m smarter than nrg70...
  66. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    I`m not joking, I seriously heard it right both ways. I`ve been reading the comments and some people say the same thing and then others say they`re lying.
  67. Profile photo of thetoastking
    thetoastking Male 18-29
    625 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    lmfao @ generalphyl
  68. Profile photo of 13Jessy27
    13Jessy27 Female 18-29
    74 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    I didn`t hear Da...I heard Ga when I looked and Ba when I looked away or closed my eyes, but no Da....
  69. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    i heard baba looking at him and looking away.

    SOMETIMES.

    generalphyl---XD HAHAHAHAHA

  70. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    Looking i hear "va va" when not looking i hear "ba ba"!!!


    Trippy...

  71. Profile photo of Saturnia107
    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
    367 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    I like how only 2% of adults are supposed to hear it "ba ba" both ways and like 90% of the people posting say they hear it that way...Hmmmm. Then again most of you aren`t adults....

    Anyway, I heard ba,ba and da,da but it took a few times to even hear that! The sound is crappy.

  72. Profile photo of mintsponge
    mintsponge Male 18-29
    54 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    wow weird...i got ga ga ba ba da da
  73. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    couldn he say Hello and good bye not Gaga baba what ever!

    They sound so smiliar thats its hard to even tell the difference

  74. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:31 pm
    weird..if you close and open your eyes in between them you can definately tell
  75. Profile photo of Nytewulf
    Nytewulf Male 30-39
    513 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    I heard Ba on both accounts, despite his Ga lip movements.
  76. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:03 pm
    i just heard `ba ba`....

    dissapointed

  77. Profile photo of Kaoru13
    Kaoru13 Female 13-17
    12 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:12 pm
    I closed my eyes and heard Ba,and when i was watching, I heard Da. `Tis smething I don`t understand.
  78. Profile photo of superbutts
    superbutts Male 13-17
    95 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    lol it didnt work.. i heard ba every time.. how dumb do you have to be for it to work? i dont think im stupid enough
  79. Profile photo of Drahcir
    Drahcir Male 13-17
    144 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    wow I could kind of hear it was the same but sort of not at the same time. I heard BABA and GAGA.
  80. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    Could that background be any more ugly?
  81. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    OH poo HES A WIZARD!
  82. Profile photo of ElectricLust
    ElectricLust Female 13-17
    77 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    Odd. Eyes open I was hearing "ga ga" and eyes closed I was hearing "ba ba"
  83. Profile photo of famousguitar
    famousguitar Male 18-29
    73 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    weird im going to start listening to people with my eyes closed i might hear more clearly
  84. Profile photo of WhatInThe42o
    WhatInThe42o Male 30-39
    385 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    I heard Ba with my eyes closed, and Ga with my eyes open. Without a tongue tip visible, there are no visual clues that make me think `D.`
  85. Profile photo of WhatInThe42o
    WhatInThe42o Male 30-39
    385 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    However, I find that as I continue to listen to it, while watching, I now am hearing `Ga ga. Ga ga. Da Da.` Straaaange! The harder I listen for Ba, the more I hear Da.
  86. Profile photo of boredest1
    boredest1 Male 18-29
    556 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    ...i dont get it...
  87. Profile photo of Flee001
    Flee001 Male 13-17
    12 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    I here baba whether my eyes are opened or closed
  88. Profile photo of Hecathe
    Hecathe Female 30-39
    44 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    If you look at the clip without sound, it looks as if he is saying ga ga. So ga ga + ba ba = da da??
  89. Profile photo of guardateciel
    guardateciel Female 18-29
    727 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    hmm it seems to me that all he did was keep his tongue to the roof of his mouth. interesting though
  90. Profile photo of guardateciel
    guardateciel Female 18-29
    727 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:12 pm
    with the whole prerecording lipreading thing
  91. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback acid flashback
  92. Profile photo of Old_School
    Old_School Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 9:21 pm
    weird... i hear DA when my eyes are open, but when i close my eyes i hear BA... :-?
  93. Profile photo of CeeJM
    CeeJM Female 18-29
    93 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 10:38 pm
    Looking at him say it I heard. "da" looking away from him I heard "ba" Kind of cool.
  94. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    "ga ga, ga ga" Oh score I have good visual recognition.

    I actually only heard, ga ga while looking at the video, score.

  95. Profile photo of xboxman
    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:09 pm
    Wall hack.
  96. Profile photo of blahblah2018
    blahblah2018 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    meh quicktime
  97. Profile photo of yowz
    yowz Female 18-29
    306 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 11:44 pm
    that was crazy!
  98. Profile photo of NOFX14
    NOFX14 Male 18-29
    1141 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:00 am
    wow really weird
  99. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:40 am
    I can sometimes hear it saying ga, ba, va, or da. Usually I can get it by telling myself want to listen for.
  100. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:45 am
    I see him say DA
    I hear him say BA
  101. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 1:22 am
    that was kinda cool...although i didn`t hear any Da only the Ba and the Ga
  102. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1498 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 1:46 am
    THAT`S F.U.B.A.R.`D!
  103. Profile photo of Bluedot34
    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 1:58 am
    GABADABAGABADABADAGABADABADABAGAGAGABABABADADA
  104. Profile photo of TonyGCleff
    TonyGCleff Male 18-29
    179 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 3:09 am
    I understand this completely. It`s amazing to me. I don`t know why...probably because I`m envious and want an "effect" named after me...
  105. Profile photo of jaoatp
    jaoatp Male 18-29
    18 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:54 am
    This is awesome!
  106. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    play backwards
    it say "YOU KILLED KENNY, YOU BASTARDS!"
  107. Profile photo of emle
    emle Male 18-29
    34 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    "I heard "seven days"."
    Sorry Mate, I would live out my life dreams, except the one that involves a fishing in an abandoned lake, the next week if I where you.
  108. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:51 pm
    if u can hear it the same both ways ur mentally handicapped, cause that means ur brain ist interpreting visual cues correctly
  109. Profile photo of Amet45
    Amet45 Male 13-17
    158 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 3:23 pm
    i dont get it. all i hear is ba with my eyes open to the guy or close :/
  110. Profile photo of pidwidgeon
    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 3:45 pm
    I heard "ba ba" both times. Very cool though.
  111. Profile photo of bccseahawkz
    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:36 pm
    they couldnt put a hot chick instead of that creepy guy (who needs to shave btw)
  112. Profile photo of Mayhem66
    Mayhem66 Female 13-17
    454 posts
    August 2, 2007 at 12:25 am
    I really wanted to stick something large and fluffy in his mouth


    )-|

  113. Profile photo of mitro
    mitro Male 18-29
    37 posts
    August 2, 2007 at 5:37 am
    was i the only one waiting for him to follow up with black sheep have you any wool?
  114. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    August 2, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    I hear "ba" when my eyes are closed.
    "ga" when I look.
    and "da" after I read the text.

    Audio/visual trickery - how much we "hear" with our eyes.

  115. Profile photo of Olragix
    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    August 2, 2007 at 7:41 pm
    lmao!!
  116. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    August 4, 2007 at 4:40 pm
    i don`t understand this.
  117. Profile photo of Olragix
    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    August 4, 2007 at 10:27 pm
    Listen to it while looking at the Line:


    264, 746-748 (1976).
    (In the Descriptions)

    10 times, and you`ll get headaches =)

  118. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    August 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    interesting..
  119. Profile photo of ArthurPark
    ArthurPark Male 13-17
    68 posts
    August 6, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    damnit all the good jokes are taken!!!
  120. Profile photo of Nerevarine
    Nerevarine Male 18-29
    12 posts
    August 21, 2007 at 6:08 pm
    Worked just like described for me. Kinda funny actually. Was going from confused to laughing like crazy a min ago....just like looking and looking away while playing, and every time my eyes saw the clip i instantly heard DA instead of BA. And i really focused on the clip a few times, trying to hear BA....but it just didnt work. Heard DA every time i looked at it. If it helps i`m having some good headphones on right now...so i heard it very clearly.

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