People Are Losing It Over This GIF That Makes A ‘Noise’ in Your Head

Can you hear it?

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.

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.”

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.

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