mcgurk illusion


Why do we sometimes hear things that aren’t there? When does the way we process language leave cracks for illusions to appear? In this week’s episode, we talk about phonological illusions: what varieties there are, the processing strategies that lead to them, and how sometimes, we even try interpreting sounds as language when they aren’t linguistic at all.

We’ve been wanting to do this one for a while! And not just because of the ferrets. We’re looking forward to hearing what people have to say!