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.

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Rhys Cooper – “Ivy” 
Spoke art print

Rhys Cooper – “Ivy”

Spoke art print

http://www.lifebuzz.com/mike-rowe/

sometimes, people are simply full of shit and just don’t know it

"Holy shit, have y’all seen seen the video of Future Islands performing Seasons on Letterman? It is easily my favorite thing on the internet."

saw them on AXS’s Coachella coverage, then found all this.

Got a new patent: #8,683,554.  seems it was filed last week. :)

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8683554.html

remember when we had rights?  me neither.  yea, shit like this really happened and we like to forget all about it.

ATHF

remember when we had rights?  me neither.  yea, shit like this really happened and we like to forget all about it.

ATHF

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welcome to our future

susie-c:

Sarah Jeong and I created this illustrated essay about the surveillance fusion center planned for Oakland. Read the whole thing at Medium (yes we get paid by the click).

susie-c:

Sarah Jeong and I created this illustrated essay about the surveillance fusion center planned for Oakland. Read the whole thing at Medium (yes we get paid by the click).

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oaklandunseen:

New San Francisco Chronicle with A Rod on front page

Readers say that the new SF Chronicle has greater depth, breadth, and is more current than the old version. (Context link: UK Guardian)

The San Francisco Chronicle has announced that in an effort to save money and provide readers with more up-to-date and in-depth news, they will start…

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