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Faces, vegetables, and speech
> o unlike the multistable percepts in the visual system, which
> alternate--recall the reversals of the Rubin vase, Schroeder
> staircase, Necker cube--the multistable perception of a sinewave
> word is simultaneous, not successive: one is phonetic (the word), the
> other an impression of the auditory forms (several tones changing in
> pitch and loudness).
There are visual analogs of the phenomena of sine-wave-analog speech.
For example the faces made out of vegetables, fish, etc, of the Italian
painter, G. Arcimboldo. One sees the smaller objects,and at the
same time, recognizes a face.