Audio illusion: understanding gibberish

WHYY's The Pulse radio show visited The Franklin Institute's new exhibition "Your Brain" where chief bioscientist Jayatri Das demonstrated an incredible audio illusion.

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  1. We're constantly filling in gaps in our understanding with good guesses as to what the meaning of something is.

    I personally very much enjoy the phenonenon of not quite hearing what someone says, saying "What was that?" in confusion, and then saying "Oh, wait, my brain just caught up" as my mind pieces together what they said through context and memory. Makes me smile every time it happens.

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