I’ve talked about the Shepard Tone before but NewScientist has just posted five great auditory illusions.
The virtual barber shop is fun! You’ll need headphones. I remember experiencing something like this at Disney World as a kid.
Phantom words creates the effect of a single word using separate sounds, demonstrating how your brain constructs meaning out of meaningless noise.
Temporal induction of speech shows how our brains fill in gaps when data is missing.
The scale illusion demonstrates how our brain groups notes together. See this image for the notation of what’s being played and what you are probably hearing.
Phantom melodies demonstrates how our brain picks out melodies from patterns at high-speeds.