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McGurk effect video

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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 29, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 11, 2012
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Submitter : Susan Phillips


This website has an explanation of the McGurk effect as well as a demo video so that students can see for themselves how it works.


speech perception, aud, foundations, kasa, IVB

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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School
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Language: English
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Avatar for Debra Busacco
2 years ago

Debra Busacco (Faculty)

It is a nice demonstration that can be used in auditory rehabilitation class when talking about speechreading and speech perception.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use and clear demonstration.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Larry Boles
3 years ago

Larry Boles (Faculty)

This is a nice demonstration of the McGurk effect, and my speech science class "got it" in the context of demonstrating speech perception (or mis-perception).  It was helpful only as a 5-10 minute demo, but then a lot of useful materials are only 5-10 minute demos.

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I don't like how it loops.  When my students had their eyes closed (as recommended), they got out of sync with their judgments with eyes open.  I was able to remedy this, of course, by simply pressing pause at the appropriate time, but it's awfully fast, and easy to miss the end-point.

Another issue is that the material has an instruction to "point here to see the syllables" and nothing happens when you point (or click).

Time spent reviewing site: ~2 hours
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