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Brain-Warping Sound Illusion

Hits: 11023 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Misc. | Added by: flagler
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Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:30:14 PM
First time I witness this was on Mario 64

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:00:56 PM
meh only works once. just listen to the lower notes played right before the higher one, it'll seem to start over. or just skip to the beginning in the middle.

Zieveraar
Male, 30-39, Europe
 403 Posts
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:54:05 PM
It only works once, for me anyway.

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:03:39 AM
Strange, I hear the voice of God telling me to slaughter the wicked in his righteous name. Anyone else getting that?


Yes, and to vote for Republicans.

draino123
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 587 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 10:21:00 PM
@ DixxyRarr: you are deaf in one ear so you dont have harmonic perception. :/

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:17:08 PM
AARRRAUUGUGARRRRHHHHH!!!! I can't take it! Make it stop! ~going nuts~

Ruffiana
Male, 30-39, Western US
 508 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 6:32:02 PM
Strange, I hear the voice of God telling me to slaughter the wicked in his righteous name.

Anyone else getting that?

NILE12
Male, 18-29, Europe
 157 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 2:28:42 PM
It's playing two pitches at once and your brain is fooling you into hearing something different.

RecycleElf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 12:44:04 PM
i know what they are doing but it goes down and in the big picture it's not working. still sounds like the rerun is the continuation of the end

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17158 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 12:35:43 PM
Didn't work for me.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 12:21:15 PM
Old as the hills, still interesting.

DixxyRarr
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2677 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 10:50:33 AM
Hrrmm... it didn't really work for me that well. I am almost totally deaf in one ear though, but I don't think that would matter... ?

Shaunoli
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 64 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 10:29:44 AM
isnt that called an octave?

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 10:20:02 AM
uh no.

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 961 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 10:04:50 AM
yaaaaay! Something I can explain! I took way too many music theory listening classes not to be able to. The phenomena that causes you to pick out the continuous ascending is known as the overtone. In each and every frequency of sound you will ever hear there is a corresponding upper octave that rings through. The reason it keeps going up when you replay it is because you are anticipating the continuation, so your brain naturally picks out the overtones to make sense of the sound. It only works going up though, there are no such things as undertones, so it would not work if you were descending the line.

Gortrok
Male, 18-29, Europe
 779 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:45:52 AM
I heard it keep ascending the first time, but then I switched my brain and the rest of the replays were normal again lulz. I can do the same thing with those spinning images where you normally can't tell if they're spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise. It's not a very useful skill to have, but I enjoy it ^_^

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:33:15 AM
I must have replayed it a dozen times... mind = blown

wickedsngr
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 457 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:13:41 AM
Weeeeeeeeird.

deadbass72
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 166 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:12:40 AM
yay! bored.

pokherkid
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 79 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:08:07 AM
the last note is slightly lower so it cycles, its really not that impressive

mischief83
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 174 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 9:06:30 AM
Ouch, my brain!

flagler
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 297 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 8:56:38 AM
Link: Brain-Warping Sound Illusion [Rate Link] - The audio equivalent to M.C. Escher's ascending staircases. Replay this clip when it's over--then feel your brain melt.


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