[From Rick Marken (2005.08.31.0830)]
Martin Taylor (2005.08.30.20.54)
Rick Marken (2005.08.30.1655)--
... you can
convince me otherwise if you can give me an example of a lower level
perception -- like a configuration, sequence or event -- that changes based
The nearest example I can think of is the shift of category
boundaries dependent on recent past experience (a sound that seems
like an "a" in one context can sound like an "eh" in another, and
this effect can be memory dependent).
Again, this seems all perceptual. There is no memory involved unless I can
change what I am hearing by just remembering something different.
I wonder if the McGurk effect could work in memory? You can certainly
change the sound of "bank" by a simultaneous visual input, but that
doesn't answer your request.
I don't know what the McGurk effect is but, as you note, it sounds like a
purely perceptual input based phenomenon.
It should be possible to think up a suitable experiment, but not off
the top of my head. Maybe it's been done, but I don't know of it.
I'll look forward to hearing about it.
Richard S. Marken
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