Auditory illusion

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An auditory illusion is an illusion of hearing, the aural equivalent of an optical illusion: the listener hears either sounds which are not present in the stimulus, or "impossible" sounds.[1] In short, auditory illusions highlight areas where the human ear and brain, as organic, makeshift tools, differ from perfect audio receptors (for better or for worse).

Examples of auditory illusions:

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  1. ^ Massaro, Dominic W., ed. (2007). "What Are Musical Paradox and Illusion?". American Journal of Psychology (University of California, Santa Cruz) 120 (1): 124, 132. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

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