In this video, the beeps make you see something that isn't there


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/16/in-this-video-the-beeps-make.html


#2

Protip: Get some rest before you try this, I couldn’t count any of the flashes with or without sound!


#3

I didn’t see any flashes either. Not especially tired. Maybe it doesn’t work on mobile?


#4

I perceived at least two instances of this illusion being posted on BB!


#5

I’m not overly concerned. The flashes were quick enough to engage after images on my retina. Why wouldn’t my brain use extra-vision clues to help it figure out what might be going on?


#6

On my laptop it sort of works, though my brain detects something is fishy with the flashes.

On my big monitor it doesn’t work. I just see 2 flashes, beeps or no beeps.

interesting but not really surprising. I have seen more convincing versions of this effect when the sound matches the actual imagery. I.e. someone hammering, with hammering sounds, and the video/audio doctored to not match. Your brain mostly follows the audio.

I’m surprised they claim this is something new, I’d swear I saw the hammering movie 10ish years ago.


#7

Déjà vu: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/12/this-illusion-supposedly-trick.html
Déjà vu: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/11/enjoy-this-strange-new-audiovi.html
With this one, a total of three times in six days!


#8

The second one wasn’t real.


#9

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