Sensation and Perception: Auditory Illusions

We are all used to seeing visual illusions -- the lines that appear to curve together, or the forced-perspective electrical wires. Auditorially, we are also susceptible to illusions because of the large amount of conjecture that goes into speech recognition. We do not hear coughs in the middle of sentences, or if we do, we cannot tell what syllable was covered up. When we hear strings of the same word, we tend to believe it is several words.

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