AI: Fool Your Ears

At TAM, Richard Wiseman did a talk on the way our brains can be fooled by context. This is one of the videos he played:

It’s hilarious, but also illustrates how easily the mind takes in whatever information it’s given.

Okay, but that one wasn’t in in English, you might say. Here’s one of my favorite videos of this kind of thing:

Did it work? Did you seem to hear the lyrics given to you? Have any good stories about misheard lyrics?

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Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.


  1. July 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    This one always made me and my siblings go into laughing fits:

    Manfred Mann’s “Blinded by the Light”

    Ha, Ha! Douche!

  2. July 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Damn the link didn’t work. Here’s what I meant:

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