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McGurk effect video

McGurk effect video

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.


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Debra Busacco
Debra Busacco (Faculty)
11 years ago

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
Larry Boles
Larry Boles (Faculty)
11 years ago

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.

Technical Remarks:

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).

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: ~2 hours