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Auditory-visual processing

“I can’t hear you, I don’t have my glasses on.”

Monday morning fun fact:

Visual cues actually enhance the processing of auditory inputs (the functional equivalent of altering the signal-to-noise ratio of the auditory stimulus by 15-20 decibels. Results of an experiment shows: when one hears “ba-ba” but sees the mouth form “ga-ga” they perceive the sound as “da-da.”

From The Merging of the Senses by Barry Stein & M. Alex Meredithimgres

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