Hello from スミス英会話長岡京校！ Here is a fascinating video about the McGurk Effect. Huh? The what? McGurk was a fellow who identified the way our eyes sometimes help us hear. Say again? Eyes help us hear?? Yes! During conversation, our eyes lip-read continuously and our brains process this information like a computer, influencing what we hear. It’s amazing…and true. Have a listen (and a look)! You’ll be surprised. After I closed my eyes and listened again, I sure was.
That’s neat! I’ve tried to watch for couple of times with the same result. The ‘V’ sound just won’t go away.
I know! My first thought was: What’s the big deal? He’s obviously speaking two different sounds. I didn’t expect to only hear one when I closed my eyes….