The Music Is Just an Illusion


| 4/1/2008 12:04:12 PM


Wife/Mother Optical illusionFor people who’ve wasted too many migraine-inducing hours staring at optical illusions (like the old and the young woman, or that darn elephant) the special music issue of New Scientist offers some respite. One article features five examples of effective auditory illusions, which offer insight into how the brain processes music and other sounds. The auditory mind tricks are  less painful and easier to figure out than their optical cousins, but no less interesting.

Morgan Winters





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