Episode 25 – Two words... sounds like... auditory illusions

Optical illusions are always great entertainment. It’s so amazing that our eyes and brains distort signals to the point where seeing is no longer quite believing. You’ll never guess what I found in the museum collections stores; a cassette tape of auditory illusions, among the files of a retired curator. When you listen to this podcast you will need stereo headphones or stereo speakers to get the full effect of the auditory illusions. One illusion is so amazing that everyone in th
Author(s): accessallareas@museum.vic.gov.au (Museum Victoria)

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4.1 Introduction
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