The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Use the ventriloquism effect to find out if that dummy is possessed

Use the ventriloquism effect to find out if that dummy is possessed | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The ventriloquism effect is what makes us think the ventriloquist's dummy is talking, even though our ears should be able to hear that they aren't. We can train ourselves out of it using a simple trick (but then we'd have to find out which dummies really are talking).
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The ventriloquist's dummy effect explained.

Although, read the article with a fair amount of scepticism given the source...

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The visual capture illusion makes you believe ventriloquist dummies are alive

The visual capture illusion makes you believe ventriloquist dummies are alive | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
We're constantly being told how terrible our hearing and sense of smell are, compared to other animals. Perhaps that's why we rely on our eyes.
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