The Brain: Sewing Audio to Video, and Rubber Hands Onto People | DISCOVER

I don’t usually stream Netflix onto my television to probe the ?inner workings of my mind, but it had that effect not long ago. ?While I was catching an old episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, the actors’ voices lagged a fraction of a second behind the movement ?of their mouths, making me so disoriented it completely ruined the show. Soon my irritation turned to puzzlement, and some self-observation allowed me to track my frustration to a precise source. I didn’t care that the ominous soundtrack rose half a second late when Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe crept into the subway tunnel where they ?were about to find a body.

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The Brain: Sewing Audio to Video, and Rubber Hands Onto People | DISCOVER