In fact, repetition is so powerfully linked with musicality that its application can dramatically transform apparently non-musical materials into song. The psychologist Diana Deutsch, at the University of California, San Diego, discovered a particularly powerful example – the speech-to-song illusion. The illusion begins with an ordinary spoken utterance. Next, one part of this utterance – just a few words – is looped several times. Finally, the original recording is represented in its entirety, as a spoken utterance. When the listener reaches the phrase that was looped, it seems as if the speaker has broken into song, Disney-style.
Audio illusion. Click through for an example.
sometimes, people are simply full of shit and just don’t know it
Got a new patent: #8,683,554. seems it was filed last week. :)
remember when we had rights? me neither. yea, shit like this really happened and we like to forget all about it.
welcome to our future
I looked up a lot of data about how the new tech boom is changing the Bay Area. And then I drew it.
This is the first installment of my new column at Medium about the Bay and technology. I hope you’ll read and share and etc. so they know how much everyone loves comics and they keep paying us to do them.
This is probably my favorite piece of public art in the East Bay.
It’s on a Panera Bread that shares a parking lot with a Target in Emeryville.