4. Incredible Audio Demonstration Shows How Your Brain Works


Here’s a trick from Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute that shows you how your brain processes sound.

Listen to this gibberish:

Now listen to this sentence, immediately followed by that same gibberish:

Whoa! How could we understand it the second time? The demo shows how the brain can use preceding information to help process sound.

Bioscientist Jayatri Das explains in this fascinating 50-second demo from the Franklin Institute:

via WHYY and the Franklin Institute; image via Flickr/Simon James