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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 3 Dec 17
Replying to @LisaDeBruine
What do you experience when you watch this gif?
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 5 Dec 17
Replying to @chrisfassnidge
Take an actual scientific survey (by ) on visual motion and internal auditory sensation at
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 3 Dec 17
Replying to @LisaDeBruine
My favourite explanation so far is that this triggers the acoustic reflex, which is usually triggered by speech or loud noises.
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 3 Dec 17
Replying to @LisaDeBruine
It would be a cool student project to develop and test predictions from this hypothesis. How essential is the camera shake? Can the effect interfere with perception of real auditory stimuli? What predicts individual differences in who experiences it?
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 3 Dec 17
Then it should be easy to find tons of other (more โ€œevolutionarily relevantโ€) gifs that almost everyone can โ€œhearโ€ in the same way, right?
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๐ŸคบSonia F. Khan, MD, FAAP๐Ÿ’‰ 3 Dec 17
Not necessarily everyone. These cases may qualify as examples of "synesthesia. For example people who see colors when they hear different musical notes.
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 4 Dec 17
Replying to @LisaDeBruine
My new puzzle is why do so many people so confidently assert that it's just synchronising to everyone's (identical and in-phase) heartbeat?
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Jonathan Toolan 3 Dec 17
Replying to @LisaDeBruine @Swizec
7 year old sonโ€™s report on skipping pylon: โ€œI canโ€™t hear it, but my body can feel itโ€
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 3 Dec 17
Replying to @toolan @Swizec
My 10-year-old says he canโ€™t hear it either. โ€œItโ€™s just a silent thub.โ€
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Lisa DeBruine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ 3 Dec 17
Most of those trigger auditory โ€œimageryโ€ (soundery?) for me, not an actual sound. I donโ€™t really have visual imagery (Iโ€™m aphantasic), but have very good auditory imagery. This feels totally different.
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Jay. 4 Dec 17
WTF? There is a *word* for this? Other people have it? Holy shit.
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