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Can you trust your ears? (audio illusions)

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Can you trust what your ears are hearing? What is an audio illusion? Maybe you have experienced one and never understood exactly what was happening. Find out more with this insightful lesson. Be sure you are listening!

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Want to learn more about hearing? Watch this TED Ed lesson: The science of hearing!Find these auditory illusions interesting? Learn more here: 4 Weird Audio Illusions.Now watch this: How Auditory Illusions Trick Your Brain Into Hearing Things.

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TED-Ed Best of Web are exceptional, user-created lessons that are carefully selected by volunteer teachers and TED-Ed staff.

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