Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's an ILLLLLLUUUUUSSSSSIIIIIOOOOONNNNNN!

I think we've probably all seen that illusion with the lines that are supposed to look like different lenghths, and the one with he horseshoe with three pegs, and the necker cube, and M.C. Escher's drawings. Well it turns out there are musical illusions too. Check it out:

http://deutsch.ucsd.edu/

8 comments:

eped said...

oooh, heh. squirmy

kel said...

i'll be using this in my design class. thanks.

Colleen said...

how weird! It really looks like it is moving even though I know it can't be because it is a jpg.

T.R. said...

You guys! This is about the link I posted, not the weird thingy. (Although the weird thingy is cool.)

Creativity Escapes Me said...

I wish I had headphones at work because I'd be tearing this thing up right now.

Who can take this octive and turn it into eight notes? (Gob throws the eight notes on the conference room table)

jo said...

You know how you can play one tone (a wave) on top of another wave (tone) and cancel out the noise altogether, right? I'm no physicist... but I wish.

Anyway, I'm sure she's figured all this out, but could this have anything to do with that? Because I've thought about this before when octave tones are played and you seem to hear all sorts of different things... but maybe it's just my mind!

But I'm no musician either.

Kathleen Chisholm said...

hey, do you happen to know anyone to is like a music manager for bands or single artists? (just wondering if you knew any from your old bands) THANKS!

T.R. said...

@jo

I wondered about that too, but this is different. You use headphones for this one and that means the actual sound waves never cross each other. both left and right hit your eardrums before they ever meet each other.