Have you ever stopped to think, and I mean really think, about how crazy the human brain is?
It can do some truly weird stuff, and this latest internet phenomena just proves it. People have begun to go collectively mad at the sight of this GIF that is causing some to hear a noise. A friendly reminder to those less-internet savvy folks, GIFs are animated video clips, and do not include any audio tracks. What that means is, any noise you hear is in your head.
Take a look below and see / hear for yourself.
Does anyone in visual perception know why you can hear this gif? pic.twitter.com/mcT22Lzfkp
— Lisa DeBruine 🏳️🌈 (@lisadebruine) December 2, 2017
One Twitter use suggests the “noise” is caused by acoustic reflex, which is described as “involuntary muscle contraction that occurs in the middle ear in response to high-intensity sound stimuli.”
My favourite explanation so far is that this triggers the acoustic reflex, which is usually triggered by speech or loud noises. https://t.co/OjHX84xs4C
— Lisa DeBruine 🏳️🌈 (@lisadebruine) December 3, 2017
As far as I can tell, this effect happens when there’s a shaking effect, like a camera shake or a sort of earthquake like movement.
Can you hear it the noise? Tweet at us @indie88toronto