Brain Games - Watch This - National Geographic


I am watching the Watch This Episode of the TV Show Brain Games from National Geographic on Netflix. There was a segment that demonstrated how your eyes can change what your ears hear. It made me think back to the many discussions about blind testing. It's a fascinating episode all around, but if you have Netflix see what you think. I have no found that segment on Youtube. You'll recognize it when you see it.
mceljo
Good series....indeed, we're so very predijiced when it comes to what we believe our brains perceive. Optical illusions are a prime example. Not realizing this, forces us to draw conclusions that are at best flawed and at worst, downright dangerous. For example, when an individual is convicted of a crime by an eye witness who may not be cognizant of their own observational limitations and swears they saw something that in actuality they didn't see as they thought or perceived.

More importantly, it's difficult to impossible to recognize what we miss or believe we see etc.. We are really much more flawed than we imagine. The Brain Games series portrays this quite well. For example, recent technology provides many multi-tasking opportunities. While we believe we can multi-task, we're simply not admitting that doing so, detracts from the quality of each task that we're attempting to simultaneously perform. In our hobby at least for me, multi-tasking and critical listening are mutually exclusive. That's why most all of us have found that listening in the dark or with our eyes closed enhances the experience. Of course an adult beverage does much the same but for different reasons....grin.....

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it.
I have seen several of the episodes and it's really amazing how much our brains fill in the details of our sight. I don't think there's any reason to believe that our sight and hearing work differently when it's the same brain interpreting the input from the two sources.