Faces, vegetables, and speech ("Albert Bregman, Tel: 514-398-6103" )

Subject: Faces, vegetables, and speech
From:    "Albert Bregman, Tel: 514-398-6103"  <IN09(at)MUSICB.MCGILL.CA>
Date:    Tue, 22 Sep 1992 21:14:02 EDT

> 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. - Al

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