Repeating Words

REPEATING WORDS demonstrates a sound illusion. Through earphones, the visitor listens to a word or series of words repeated over and over with no pause in between them. What the listener hears is often different from the words actually spoken, as listed under the sign "Repeating Words." Visitors will find that they can hear sounds that are not there. These illusory words are heard quite clearly and it is hard for observers to believe that they haven’t actually heard them. Repeating sounds quickly lose their context. As listeners look for meaning in a situation, they come up with different interpretations of what is being said.