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Offline RD

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« on: 17/03/2009 09:46:48 »
Try listening to this sentence a couple of times, (you probably won't understand it),
 
Now listen to this clear version,

Now review the first version again, you can now understand it, (spooky).


[More examples of this phenomenon can be found here ].
« Last Edit: 17/03/2009 10:10:31 by RD »


 

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Re: Spooky speech
« Reply #1 on: 17/03/2009 09:58:16 »
I recognised the first version.





Except I thought it said: It was a funny day and the children were going to the park. :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 17/03/2009 13:27:38 »
I have changed the example since C4M gave the game away: it is not now "sunny day...children...park".
 

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« Reply #3 on: 17/03/2009 14:18:09 »
omg thats crazy does it work the same with music i wonder??
 

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« Reply #4 on: 17/03/2009 17:54:46 »
Yes. Because your mind knows what to expect it can pick it out much better. The same thing happens with people claiming to hear ghosts talking in "white noise". What are actually just random sounds, now and then will produce something almost resembling a word or sentence. Then when they go around saying "listen to this, it says I was murdered!" Others can hear it clear as day.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/03/2009 18:19:51 »
Excellent
 

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« Reply #6 on: 18/03/2009 04:59:28 »
The above examples of sine wave speech are not like hearing voices in noise, (audio paredolia), in that they are not random: they are derived from speech, and once you have heard a few before-after examples you can understand further examples on first hearing.

Sine wave speech is similar to what people who have a cochlear implant hear.


 

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