“I like messy people; people who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines, but whose integrity is greater than any rule book and whose loyalty is stronger than blood.”—Jim Wern (via awelltraveledwoman)
Check out this amazing audio illusion that demonstrates one of the human brain’s awesome abilities. Jayatri Das, chief bioscientist at the Franklin Institute, first plays a short audio clip that’s been digitally altered so that it sounds like utter gibberish to our ears. Even knowing what you’re hearing, “The Constitution Center is at the next stop.”, doesn’t help at all. Next she plays the unaltered clip, which is clearly a woman’s voice speaking perfectly normally. Then Das plays the gibberish version again. And that’s when something incredible happens.
Now that your brain knows the words, it can’t help but hear them despite the heavy distortion.
"The point is: When our brains know what to expect to hear, they do, even if, in reality, it is impossible. Not one person could decipher that clip without knowing what they were hearing, but with the prompt, it’s impossible not to hear the message in the jibberish.”
The brain is awesome. And, of course, so is science.