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Date: 12/21/07 12:50 AM

76 Responses to Magic Sound Illusion

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2007 at 11:37 pm
    Link: Magic Sound Illusion - The constant tone in this video lowers in register, deeper and deeper, even after you hit replay.
  2. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 12:58 am
    How does that work? D:
  3. Profile photo of Aysha13
    Aysha13 Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 12:58 am
    I guess, I saw this here before, but it`s still cool - especially after I read the explanation.
    Thanks.
  4. Profile photo of __Tigger__
    __Tigger__ Male 30-39
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:16 am
    Thank you.. anything other than FancyBad is good. And it was goosd anyway :-)
  5. Profile photo of __Tigger__
    __Tigger__ Male 30-39
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:17 am
    *ah hem* Good... WTF is goosd!!?
  6. Profile photo of bassstud09
    bassstud09 Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:21 am
    very simple concept. If you have a musical ear, the reasoning is quite apparent.
  7. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:23 am
    yea.. seen this already, but still pretty interesting. im pretty sure the vid plays two sounds at once, an octive (is that how u spell it?) apart, n then both sounds go down a full octive, so wen u replay its like a full cycle. srry, bad explanation, just google it.
  8. Profile photo of asphyxiated
    asphyxiated Female 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:35 am
    The reason you hear the sound going lower is because they play the same note but in different octaves, therefore creating the illusion of the sound getting lower and lower.
  9. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:44 am

    ^ Tigger.... goosd is a chemical extracted from Chris Crocker`s tears. It`s most commonly used in Britney`s personal brand of lubricant.
  10. Profile photo of extreamh
    extreamh Female 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:57 am
    DANG!IT DID WORK.......
  11. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 2:19 am
    After playing so many scales on the guitar, it didn`t fool me.
  12. Profile photo of Dooked
    Dooked Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 2:29 am
    I think it has to do with the fact that in the beginning there are two similar sounds... One falls, while the other stays constant... Or somewhat like this
  13. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 3:18 am
    Yeah, the main tone is constant. Try making the same tune with your voice, it will stay the same. Or I might be tone deaf.
  14. Profile photo of Tomolenko
    Tomolenko Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 3:20 am
    This one didn`t work for me.
    Yet the one posted a few months ago did :-O
  15. Profile photo of beeeeen
    beeeeen Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 3:42 am
    haha if u skip from the beginning to half way through, it gets higher! lololols
  16. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 3:45 am
    "The constant tone in this video lowers in register, deeper and deeper, even after you hit replay."


    Errrrr...... no it doesn`t.

  17. Profile photo of gilderof
    gilderof Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 4:05 am
    This video fails.
  18. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 4:16 am
    After the second time I hit replay it went back up lol
  19. Profile photo of shamille
    shamille Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 4:46 am
    lol

    it seems like there`s like a really high note on "top" so that`s the one that has gone down after you replay...
    to the lower note that plays at the same time!

    haaahahahahahahahaha

    quite clever. the video reminds me of that tunnel they go through in Willy Wonka...

  20. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 5:40 am
    It honestly didn`t work for me! D:
  21. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 21, 2007 at 5:47 am
    For this to work, you need to replay it right away. It`s an illusion. The tone that it ends with is there at the beginning, but you start out listing to the higher tone then, the second time through, you are already used to hearing the low tone, so that`s where you start out.
  22. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 21, 2007 at 5:48 am
    Sorry, that`s a piss poor explanation, but that is how it works.
  23. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:04 am
    Oh yeh, aha.
  24. Profile photo of Tallun
    Tallun Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:23 am
    Basically there are two tones, and the lower one jumps up two octaves when it gets to a certain point. This might fool a musically untrained ear, but I didn`t think it was all that convincing.
  25. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:24 am
    You can`t fool my ears. (unless your singing "Little Mermaid")
  26. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:28 am
    Explanation is simple.
    More than 1 tone is being played at a time, at the start, you are listening to the higher tone, at the end, you are listening to the lower tone...upon replay, you hear the lower tone, but as it keeps dropping, you keep listening to the lower tone...and so on.
  27. Profile photo of kristun666
    kristun666 Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:34 am
    yeah, it didn`t work for me either....and i do have musically untrained ears. i keep hearing the ringing high note at the very beginning. i was expecting something really convincing.
  28. Profile photo of natakalt
    natakalt Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 7:16 am
    frankly my dear I don`t give a damn.
  29. Profile photo of SlippySanta
    SlippySanta Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 8:27 am
    At around ten seconds til the end they add a note an octave higher and take out the low note at the last second
  30. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    December 21, 2007 at 8:49 am
    deja vu - repost; I can tell by having heard these pixels before.
  31. Profile photo of Naz14
    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 9:21 am
    u know, its just an illusion and will be the same all the time. the people just made that so you hit replay so they get a buncha hits on their video
  32. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 10:06 am
    haha. its not an "optical illusion" if you skip to the end of it, then hit replay, it starts all over from the highest. dumb thing.
  33. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 10:30 am
    didnt work for me i heard it the same the whole way through
  34. Profile photo of anGiE_O_o
    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 11:18 am
    yeah i heard it once i hit replay... two tones but when i watched it the second time i also started hearing the higher tone again and i started from there

    then i was hearing both at the same time

  35. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 11:41 am
    I just love things like this. This tone makes me feel as though I`m sinking in my own chair.
  36. Profile photo of CptObvious
    CptObvious Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    Didn`t work for me... I have a good musical ear though
  37. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    well, i noticed when you hit replay there was a higher pitch overlayed in the deep tone we hear when we hit replay, so we hear the higher tone the first time and the lower one the second time because our minds want it to keep going down, but really, there are two pitches in the same video but out minds only choose to hear one at a time.
  38. Profile photo of kirby218
    kirby218 Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 1:10 pm
    If you start it out and then click towards the last few seconds of the video the tone goes back up.

    Weird.

  39. Profile photo of Trexa
    Trexa Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    wow. It didn`t really work for me.
  40. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    didnt work.
  41. Profile photo of ninjacookies
    ninjacookies Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    There already was something like this, but it went up.
  42. Profile photo of llamaseacow
    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    i honestly couldn`t tell the difference...
  43. Profile photo of po__
    po__ Female 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm
    No it doesn`t.
  44. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 4:51 pm
    yeah, its only cuz they`re playing the same notes in 2 octives, and your ear only picks up on the lower one the second time around... yeah, i`m a band geek...
  45. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    cool
  46. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    Did anyone else hear the incredibly high and incredibly low pitched tones?

    I think that it is the same note in every octave the ear can hear, yet it falls in pitch steadily to the lower octave. Also, because the mind depicts what we sense, it tells us to hear the lower (and lower, and lower, etc.) pitch, because that`s what we expect, based on our previous experiences and observations.

  47. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    After skipping halfway, I noticed that the octave returns to the beginning?
  48. Profile photo of DUbblecoMB
    DUbblecoMB Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    Didn`t work... I heard both octaves at once.
  49. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    the first and last note are the same.
  50. Profile photo of lady_luck05
    lady_luck05 Female 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:39 pm
    It sort of sounded like it was going lower but after a while it sounded the same.
  51. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    Near the end, it goes back up so that when you replay, it sounds lower than that moment, giving that `illusion`...

    Yeah, Im a little late on that...

  52. Profile photo of Duke13211
    Duke13211 Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    i listened to it like 100 times and almost at the end it jumps back up.

    use a recorder and see the difference

  53. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    December 21, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    Yeah, that`s magic alright. If you don`t hear what`s really going on, get a q-tip
  54. Profile photo of EuThanatos
    EuThanatos Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    Lame... they play 2 of the same notes, an octive apart. then, when it tells you the sound lowers, your brain only registers the lower note, instead of the higher note already heard...

    Lame...

  55. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    worked once then later i found out the trick
  56. Profile photo of calmelbourne
    calmelbourne Male 13-17
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    December 21, 2007 at 8:59 pm
    It keeps getting lower but it doesn`t really change... I think the ball falling down the stairs etc aids the illusion.
  57. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 3:04 am
    *pun about something getting lower and lower*
  58. Profile photo of FireEmerald
    FireEmerald Male 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 5:55 am
    I only heard it go deeper twice, then my brain switched it to loop
  59. Profile photo of aToMiC_dOg18
    aToMiC_dOg18 Female 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 8:44 am
    No it doesn`t. Just listen to the higher tone.
  60. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2007 at 9:11 am
    no it doesn`t. Fools! And this is a repost.
  61. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 11:55 am
    i have two issues with this post
    a) it has been on here before, in another form.
    b) the other time it worked for me, this time it didn`t.
  62. Profile photo of disturbing
    disturbing Female 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    ahaha woah. :0
  63. Profile photo of KuzEyeSedSoe
    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    this was stupid. it`s so simple, that is, if you`re a musical individual.
  64. Profile photo of mr_stache
    mr_stache Male 13-17
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    December 22, 2007 at 9:14 pm
    Doesn`t work. And I`m afraid Hansbo, you are tone deaf, because both pitches lower. If you listen though, you`ll notice a pitch an octave higher than the original fades in slowly about halfway there.
  65. Profile photo of RedSuit1
    RedSuit1 Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2007 at 10:20 pm
    at about 11 seconds it goes back up to a higher octave...
  66. Profile photo of sponjman07
    sponjman07 Male 13-17
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    December 23, 2007 at 12:39 am
    OMGZORZ THAT IZ SOOO SHOPED!!!!!!1!
  67. Profile photo of tatertot01
    tatertot01 Male 13-17
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    December 23, 2007 at 9:55 am
    it plays two sounds at once but ur brain picks up the different sounds when u replay it.
  68. Profile photo of omggilyy
    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    December 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    NO HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!
    IT DIDNT HAPPEND FOR ME!
    mwuahaha liars.
  69. Profile photo of drworm1125
    drworm1125 Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    didn`t work.
  70. Profile photo of blargendarg
    blargendarg Male 30-39
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    December 24, 2007 at 12:35 am
    no it doesn`t. i hate these things. tricks for dumb ears.
  71. Profile photo of zokeman
    zokeman Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2007 at 7:03 pm
    Saw this on here a few months ago. Still a good illusion.
  72. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    Ugggggh.

    It doesn`t work for me.

    I see how it`s supposed to, but it can`t fool me.

    There was another one that was posted that worked though.

  73. Profile photo of live2breathe
    live2breathe Female 13-17
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    December 27, 2007 at 2:42 pm
    Okay.

    It starts out with a low note, making you think it went lower, if that makes any sense.

  74. Profile photo of ninjamuffinx
    ninjamuffinx Female 13-17
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    January 5, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    the low tone makes an overtone an octave higher, and by the end of the video the overtone`s pitch has fallen to what the original tone was at the beginning of the video....
  75. Profile photo of demetar
    demetar Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Was it just me, or was the video itself kind of creepy?
  76. Profile photo of Jfizzle
    Jfizzle Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    *cough cough* i must say..because if i click replay, it goes back up...so it doesnt work...


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