Why some people can hear this silent gif

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  1. Krusty

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  2. roger_m

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    I heard nothing, which makes sense to me.
     
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    m too.
     
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    I've also heard nothing.
     
  5. Krusty

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    I can't 'hear' anything but my mind thinks it should.
     
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    Sounds like lightning to me! (Not thunder, just lightning. In other words I don't hear it.)

    I'll turn my speakers all the way up and play the gif all night just to annoy my neighbors. :shifty:
     
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    My machine sits in the next room and I could hear the CPU fans just fine. :cautious:

    But no sound from gif even with speakers full-on.
     
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    The silent gif has no effect on my brain, i heard nothing :geek:
     
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  11. SnowWalker

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    Does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if no one is there to see it? :confused:

    BTW: Please don't use this emoticon: :isay: It irritates my ears.
     
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    :argh: :argh:

    I don't know what it feels like to not hear anything. I've had tinnitus for the last 45 years. :eek:
     
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    That sucks. I had tinnitus for about 3 years but it cleared up when I moved into a different house. Not sure what to make of why.

    I didn't hear anything when I watched the gif. But it was pretty funny to watch. Not what I was expecting to see. :argh:
     
  14. plat1098

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    If there were spammers and liars here or on that gif site claiming "yes, I hear a thudding sound, very faintly" blah, blah and there were several of these and very credible-appearing, what would you do, would you start investigating why the heck you couldn't hear it? The power of herd mentality--"synesthesia" is a fancy word for figment of your imagination. Lots of studies on this, it's actually fascinating and irritating that people are such followers at times.

    Edit: corrected spelling error
     
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  15. pandlouk

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    Synesthesia my ***. When we hear or read a "story" we "visualize" it in our brains, because it helps us understand it better. Same thing with this gif. They do not hear a sound they imagine it.
    In horror movies and games they use it all the time to "scare" the viewers/players. They combine sounds/music with events; the sound comes you expect a similar event; the event comes you expect to hear the sound/music.
    People who "hear" the sound probably like to watch fantasy movies with dinosaurs, giants, etc... and their brain has "combined" the jump of a giant plus the flickering of the screen with a thudding sound.

    Panagiotis
     
  16. SnowWalker

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    I hear ya...
     
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