Will This Trick Your Ears? (Audio Illusions)

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  • The Sheepster
    The Sheepster Day ago +1

    I hear a very quiet "thoomp" from the jumping power lines.

  • Loser
    Loser Day ago

    Fake I still hear what it says even with closed eyes.

  • Ethan Gouws
    Ethan Gouws Day ago +1

    This is true, close your eyes when the words on screen (u can't hear shit) till u read the words

  • 108 - ekuh
    108 - ekuh 2 days ago

    I've heard the song but genuinely didn't hear ant words just a bunch if nonsense noise lmao.

  • double negative
    double negative 2 days ago

    yall think robots will take over the world but i think pianos will take over.

  • Buzzy Beez
    Buzzy Beez 2 days ago

    1:40 I have synesthesia but it’s a mix of hearing and touch. I feel a handful of sounds, usually music.

  • Bailey Weinberg
    Bailey Weinberg 2 days ago

    STOP TALKING

  • Official_Diamondpro99341

    You Said 'Did You Hear It' Then You Start Talking And Dont Let Us Hear It

  • Official_Diamondpro99341

    I HEAR IT

  • Anneliese Osborn
    Anneliese Osborn 4 days ago

    *someBODY ONCE TOLD ME*
    *the woRLD WAS GONNA ROLL ME*
    *i aiNT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED*

  • Sumaya Hussain
    Sumaya Hussain 4 days ago

    I didn’t hear shit because I don’t know the song ✌️

  • Relentless Avos
    Relentless Avos 5 days ago

    Strange... i heared this song a long time ago but i didn't know the lyrics anymore. But i anyway heared them singing... And now i know them again. But were this really only recordings of a piano, and the lyrics where anywhere hidden in my brain?

  • zainey tee vee
    zainey tee vee 5 days ago

    I didnt even know the song in the beginning but l could hear the voice of the singer

  • DojoHD
    DojoHD 6 days ago +1

    Except I don't know the lyrics to smash mouth and I still heard the singing...

  • GothicGamer2012
    GothicGamer2012 8 days ago

    I don't have any form of synaesthesia but I swear on my life I heard a tiny, barely audible thump when that tower thing jumped. Wtf.
    Idk if I have extremely mild synaesthesia now or if that is completely normal with that gif. 😅

  • Muhammad Umer
    Muhammad Umer 8 days ago

    The piano give me nightmares

  • Sadman Hossain
    Sadman Hossain 9 days ago

    thank god i didnt know the song before

  • Elastic Potato
    Elastic Potato 10 days ago

    THE FIRST ONE IS LIKE NO WAY

  • hi Hi
    hi Hi 11 days ago

    0:10 i started hearing to voice

  • Pink Faith
    Pink Faith 13 days ago

    Are u sure I'm not on drugs

  • SupProBro
    SupProBro 13 days ago

    I think it's saying laurel

  • Cgle
    Cgle 13 days ago

    I could understand that “perception” one with my eyes closed

  • iMEMElikeTHAT
    iMEMElikeTHAT 13 days ago

    I hear laurel

  • Kestrel And Keshia Blogs

    the cough surprised me

  • Slippery Paws
    Slippery Paws 15 days ago

    No, the piano doesn't copy human sounds..

    People sound like pianos

  • Etheria Hollow
    Etheria Hollow 16 days ago

    It’s beacause the piano is replicating the sounds.

  • Flapjack Lang
    Flapjack Lang 17 days ago

    Can't fool me.

  • Youtuber27
    Youtuber27 17 days ago

    At 0:49 I could still hear the words, even without looking at the screen.

  • Lopertoner 123
    Lopertoner 123 17 days ago +1

    I hear despacito 5

  • SimonBD
    SimonBD 18 days ago

    If i see a explosion in a video game or movie with no volume i still hear it.

  • Alann Hod
    Alann Hod 18 days ago

    This guy is such a fuckboy

  • Greg Loughran
    Greg Loughran 19 days ago

    I didn’t hear it I heard random piano notes...

  • U M
    U M 20 days ago

    I don’t hear fud but my eyes shook

  • Blue Wolf Pajamas
    Blue Wolf Pajamas 23 days ago

    At first my bro didnt know the song but then I showed him and showed him this video again and he started screaming 😂

  • Highway Star
    Highway Star 23 days ago

    Fake.

  • PurpleDragon 305
    PurpleDragon 305 24 days ago +1

    Guy: You may recognise this as 'Allstar' by Smash Mouth.
    Me: Psssh, there's nothing there!
    Piano: Hey now, you're a rockstar.
    Me: *HOLY CRAP, WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?*

  • Uh oh vertigo
    Uh oh vertigo 24 days ago

    That piano creeped me out

  • Bender Rodriguez
    Bender Rodriguez 25 days ago

    you should hear the audible illusions you hear from the fan when you're sleep deprived. You can fool yourself into hearing anything - it's unsettling but kind of cool.

  • Született Gamer
    Született Gamer 26 days ago

    I CAN HEAR GIFS!!!!
    Am I a freak?

  • Vines Are My Life
    Vines Are My Life 27 days ago

    I expected the cough.. although you said that there wasent going to be a cough... *what does that mean*

  • capital gamer
    capital gamer 27 days ago

    That's mad 😂😂

  • Mollie Holyoake
    Mollie Holyoake 27 days ago

    OMG

  • NekoGirl Nyan 3
    NekoGirl Nyan 3 Month ago

    ...all of these except the last one didnt work at all or i had to try and them it only worked a little...what does that mean?

  • Alyssa Fourman
    Alyssa Fourman Month ago

    I can t exactly hear anything if you keep talking ;-; .-.

  • Adele Brown the animal lover

    That piano is a paid actor.

  • JohnnyBoy
    JohnnyBoy Month ago

    2:36

  • Animals Are Amazing

    What?????????

  • Impersonator
    Impersonator Month ago

    This isn't Laurel vs. Yanny. What are you mentally challenged?

  • dian lezan
    dian lezan Month ago

    The cough scared me haha

  • Conlan McGovern
    Conlan McGovern Month ago

    yoooooooooo whattt

  • FiveForks
    FiveForks Month ago +1

    I have finally knew it...
    Whenever I mute the volume of my phone and when there are sounds playing, I can still hear it in very quiet places in a very low volume.

  • dadautube
    dadautube Month ago

    some good points AS WELL AS some misinformation!

  • Shawn DC
    Shawn DC Month ago +1

    This is scary

  • Ivo Etzelt
    Ivo Etzelt Month ago

    Dude, give the audience some actual time to try to listen for the thud. When you're talking we obviously don't hear it but there is basically no time to just watch and listen .
    A less stressful and slightly longer video would be much appreciated :)

  • 17 Days
    17 Days Month ago

    Nope didn’t here shit.

  • Tahmin Helal
    Tahmin Helal Month ago

    0:40

  • MetalFox
    MetalFox Month ago

    If I don’t hear words and just hear notes overplaying each other, even if I know the song, am I broken or.....?

  • Gacha with dat  fofo

    0:75 has be done

  • Gacha with dat  fofo

    Wtf is ghis

  • Stephen King
    Stephen King Month ago +3

    I also has Synesthesia, but i hate it, because i feel a certain taste for some sounds. So, when i go to a concert, sometimes i feel a metal-like taste, and sometimes a bit of peaulnut butter.

    • Jon Bowman
      Jon Bowman 7 days ago

      same here, except everything has an associated color. Including sounds, tastes, and _especially_ numbers.

  • Martin Epstein
    Martin Epstein Month ago

    At what point does something go from regular human interpretation of noisy, compressed data to being an illusion? The distinction must get very fuzzy since pretty much all of our sensory processing involves the brain filling in gaps using memory and prediction.
    While you're right that I can only understand the words in these MIDI renditions if it's a song I know (so far), if it's a song I don't know I can at least make out the human voice quite clearly. A lot of people have the impression that there is some hard limit where no amount of audio data recreated on a piano will ever be able to produce a perceptible word, but I doubt this is a proven scientific fact.

  • heart_pink_erayo 9890

    The talking piano kinda sounds like pama

  • Erico Mendoza
    Erico Mendoza Month ago

    WAAAAAAAAT

  • Tessa Sagner
    Tessa Sagner Month ago

    Omg you guys missed the perfect opportunity in your podcast promo at the end. You could have said something about how hearing is really important, which is why your doing an audio-only thing.

  • iM A bAnaNA bAnaNA
    iM A bAnaNA bAnaNA Month ago

    I hear the thud

  • flimflam
    flimflam Month ago

    "Do you hear it now?" No nigga you wouldn't shut up long enough

  • Jacob Jones
    Jacob Jones Month ago

    The right side of my brain is vibrating now

  • TMT Lamonte
    TMT Lamonte Month ago

    Look at me react to this

  • TMT Lamonte
    TMT Lamonte Month ago

    Watch my reaction to this

  • Irma Mosura
    Irma Mosura Month ago

    1968: i hope there will be flying caes in the future
    2018: pianos are taking over the world

  • HighlandViolinist - Chantelle Ko

    YOU FORGOT SHEPHERD TONES!!!

    • Nicky G.
      Nicky G. Month ago

      did that in a different video

  • TheGamer44678
    TheGamer44678 Month ago

    Hi

  • Joanna Stallard
    Joanna Stallard Month ago

    Who else got chills when you heard the piano talking? It’s like your in a haunted house and someone is trying to tell you your going to die or something.

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    *S H R E K*

  • Dylan McDonald
    Dylan McDonald Month ago

    Wow I heard the thud!

  • Jerrytheman9, Patron of Bacon

    what if you did the risset rhythm but in reverse so that it sounds like its constantly decelerating and the pitch getting lower? perhaps that would be a nice sleep aid

  • Sam Paltiel
    Sam Paltiel Month ago

    I already knew the all star one

  • Roleplay Host
    Roleplay Host Month ago

    i have sensory processing issues...

  • KoopyLoogy
    KoopyLoogy Month ago

    some
    *kicks door open*
    BODY ONCE TOLD ME

  • Get Everything
    Get Everything Month ago

    did you know what i had thinked that any of those test will work on me but none of them worked on me

  • aissata diallo
    aissata diallo Month ago

    Ow hell naaaaaw

  • penguin master 64
    penguin master 64 Month ago

    02:01 nope.

  • Crystal Wolf
    Crystal Wolf Month ago

    I can't hear the words.

  • Angie Garcia
    Angie Garcia Month ago

    I don’t hear the thud at all tho

  • BakedTopato
    BakedTopato Month ago

    This is creepy

  • M Maria
    M Maria Month ago

    *CRAZY*

  • Ani Portrait
    Ani Portrait Month ago

    the piano test was kind of creepy...

  • Mr. Lunt
    Mr. Lunt Month ago

    I don't have ears boi

  • olivia osullivan
    olivia osullivan Month ago

    Well I can’t hear it because you never stop talking... give us a minute to try to see if we can hear it

  • Preza PrezaPreza
    Preza PrezaPreza Month ago

    The talking piano really hurts my brain

  • Danneh SG
    Danneh SG Month ago

    OK at first all I heard was piano nonsense then realized I’ve heard this song before and as soon as I realize that everything started to sound like a song and I can’t get it out

  • Eva De Leon
    Eva De Leon Month ago

    Hello world- Louie Zong is another example

  • Irmantas Blazgys
    Irmantas Blazgys Month ago

    Small Headache after this

  • Gigi24678
    Gigi24678 Month ago

    Yo I can’t hear shit.

  • Jasmine Blake
    Jasmine Blake Month ago

    *DIES when allstar comes on

  • Kuush kihng VEVO
    Kuush kihng VEVO Month ago

    Someone made a video of this before... A little disappointed actually not really