Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP'98)

December 4-6, 1998
Terrigal - Sydney, Australia

Harry McGurk and the McGurk Effect

Denis Burnham

University of New South Wales, Australia

The auditory-visual illusion now called the McGurk effect is a powerful demonstration of the integration of auditory and visual information in speech perception. This paper describes the theoretical Zeitgeist at the time of the discovery of this effect as a prelude to the following paper, in which McGurk discusses his work on infant development and auditory-visual speech perception.


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Bibliographic reference.  Burnham, Denis (1998): "Harry McGurk and the McGurk effect", In AVSP-1998, 1-2.