Is the Man Saying Bar or Far?

In this audiovisual illusion, if you click the sound button on the video and watch the clip on the left, it sounds like he’s saying “bar.” But if you watch the clip on the right, it suddenly sounds like he’s saying “far.”

This is a result of something called the McGurk Effect, which describes the tricks our ears can play on us, based on what our eyes see.

(via Kottke)

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