Believing is seeing, seeing is hearing
October 18, 2010 8:00 PM Subscribe
Is seeing believing?
posted by philipy (16 comments total)
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BBC Horizon looks at sensory perception, illusions and the interplay of our different senses. (Full program for UK viewers here
). Makes you feel like you've entered The Twilight Zone.
It turns out that pretty often believing is seeing, that what you see can completely alter what you hear
, that trained chefs totally misidentify food tastes when the color cues are wrong, and hearing different sounds piped through headsets can make food feel crispier or less crisp in their mouths.
If you can watch the whole show, there are many fascinating and funny examples of how senses and perception don't work the way that most of us thought. And there's a blind guy that rides a bicycle
while sensing his surroundings bat-like via echolocation.