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Date: 11/08/10 01:00 PM

65 Responses to You Just Got McGurked

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Link: You Just Got McGurked - The McGurk effect is a perceptual illusion that our brains fall victim to, quite often.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Freaky! Try opening and closing your eyes while he`s doing the FAH part. You`ll here BAH when your eyes are closed, and FAH when they are open.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    I feel bad that guy spent 25 years studying that.
  4. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    It didn`t work on me... I r jenius?
  5. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I simply closed my eyes when he said FAA and when you do that you do hear the Baa, thats insane but so cool!
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    Greylights Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    I liked the bit when he said `Ba`.
  7. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Is it better to be McGurked or Rick Rolled ???
  8. Profile photo of Feuyaer
    Feuyaer Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    Insanely cool. When they did the side-by-side, you can look back and forth, and hear FAH BAH FAH BAH FAH
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    The world is a hologram...!
  10. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    He sounds like a retarded sheep.
  11. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    ... okay
  12. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Oh, saw this lovely bit on a show on illusions.
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    citizen_kane Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    such an annoying commentary... and it doesn`t work for me
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    >>The McGurk effect is a perceptual illusion that our brains fell out.

    Fixed.
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    twenty5 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    this reminded me of the robot mouth that was posted here on iab a while back. All it did was "FAA VAA BAAHH ... BAHHH BAHHH VAA BAA"
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    scarytropin Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    I`m surprised that they used this sound pair, since there are others that demonstrate the effect better. Just like vision, auditory perception is full of illusions that screw with perception. We just don`t realize it as much.
    Signed,
    Scarytropin, PhD, researcher in speech perception development
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann.
  18. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Baaaa

  19. Profile photo of betardfooser
    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    Not to be confused with the McGuirk effect which takes a subject an puts them in a red suit and whistle...
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    i would close my eyes when i saw him start to make the "eff" face and i still heard "ffaaa"

    i think they`re LIARS!!

    angry face
  21. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    BaaBaa Booey FlaFla Floohie.
  22. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm



    McGurk sounds pretty funny when he`s drunk. don`t he?

    @.@ ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baaa baa baaa baaaa
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    Annoying video.
  24. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    @taylor_stone @betardfooser - WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE THINGS
  25. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    I was onto their tricks!
  26. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    What I find surprising is that people believe that we dream and that people can hallucinate, but stubbornly refuse to believe that their own senses can lie to them.
  27. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    Holy Hell, SHUT THE HELL UP
  28. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    cool story, professor lawrence rosenblum
  29. Profile photo of duckbringer1
    duckbringer1 Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Interesting phenomenon, but did they have to play that guy saying "baa" so many time? No.
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    akijade Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    That was pretty awesome, actually.
  31. Profile photo of DeutschDude9
    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    I heard the same thing, regardless of what the mouth was doing.
  32. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    What a mindf*ck.
  33. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Goddamn Narrator wouldn`t shut up long enough to actually listen to the sound effect.
  34. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    I`m still not sure if he was saying baa or vaa. Which was it? It doesn`t help that v and b actually sound a lot alike, like r and l, and c and k.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    At first when he switched to the VAH mouth movement, I heard VAH like..once then I closed my eyes and heard BAH again...and after that I just heard BAH, even when looking at the VAH mouth movements...*shrugs* Maybe I was focusing too hard on trying to hear the right thing.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    what a baggot
  37. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Try that in Hawaiian.
  38. Profile photo of eddier
    eddier Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    Makes no sense, his mouth is doing something different so the sounds have to be slightly different, even though he thinks he`s making the same noise.. or do I just not get it?
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    Isafan Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    I wasn`t watching it so I heard the same thing the entire time.
  40. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    "I`ve been studying this for 25 years."
    I hope not exclusively. This isn`t that complex.
  41. Profile photo of bryantm3
    bryantm3 Male 18-29
    179 posts
    November 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    i`m not sure this is a real effect or not. the beginning of the "fa" sound is an unvoiced sound, meaning the vocal chords are not used. in most circumstances, you can`t hear the unvoiced part because it`s too quiet, so we assume by the mouth movements that he is saying "fa" instead of "ba". so in actuality, we hear the exact same sound both times, but we contextualize it differently.

    for example, say `macaroni and cheese`, and then take the `and` exactly as it is said in that phrase, and place "fre-" as in fred before it. now add bill afterwards. the sound remains the same but the context changes.
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Burn Him!
  43. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    I only hear "ba"?
  44. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    gatorade777 hahaha
  45. Profile photo of Kainonis
    Kainonis Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am
    weeeeird
  46. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2010 at 2:51 am
    I heard fa when he said fa
  47. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2010 at 6:11 am
    "I heard fa when he said fa"

    The point is he never said "fa", he said "Ba" but made the facial expression for "Fa" so you heard "Fa".
  48. Profile photo of Biz80
    Biz80 Female 40-49
    25 posts
    November 9, 2010 at 6:24 am
    Man, how much money did they waste on this sh*t?
  49. Profile photo of Sinclair
    Sinclair Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2010 at 7:25 am
    But his lower lip slips into his upper teeth when he says VA, which it doesnt do for BA, so to me this is garbage. He is actually making two different sounds, right?
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    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2010 at 11:29 am
    This is news? This effect is evident in the fact that people sometimes need to watch lips while people are speaking to better understand them
  51. Profile photo of fabbatruffs
    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
    111 posts
    November 9, 2010 at 11:30 am
    "But his lower lip slips into his upper teeth when he says VA, which it doesnt do for BA, so to me this is garbage. He is actually making two different sounds, right?"

    watch the video again with your eyes closed through the whole thing. The sound of his Va`s and Ba`s will sound only like Ba`s. Then again it may be difficult because you have already watched it thinking they are different.
  52. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    both movements pretty much make the sound `ba` its just that `fa` is very slightly different. it pushes a bit of air, but without that air, its just `ba`
  53. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    "But his lower lip slips into his upper teeth when he says VA, which it doesnt do for BA, so to me this is garbage. He is actually making two different sounds, right?"

    They redubbed the sound so it`s identical. All you are ever hearing is the same "Ba" sound, with different video overlaid.
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    tuapui Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    i seriously thought they were going to show a picture of a sheep when they said "look what happens when we change the image"
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    kingadaQ Male 18-29
    21 posts
    November 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    crazy! it really does sound the same if you close your eyes... they must sound edit the voice to say BA all the time.
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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
    194 posts
    November 10, 2010 at 1:44 am
    The illusion didn`t happen for me; I heard all the sounds the same regardless of how the guy`s mouth moved. But then, my thinking processes generally don`t work in images.
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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    703 posts
    November 10, 2010 at 4:20 am
    ba ba ba, fa fa fa
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    eldavo22 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:10 am
    HE Haxord my BraiNZ
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 7:32 am
    It was amazing ... that girl running across the beach in the background competely stopped me hearing the words at all.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    If you listen to this long enough, you won`t be able to tell the difference between a bagina and a vutthole.
  61. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    haha McGurked XD but the split screen didn`t work...
  62. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2010 at 7:54 am
    "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see."
  63. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Whoa awesome :)
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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
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    January 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Geezz, what use is this? seriously?

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