Why people mishear song lyrics, Naked Scientist explains

Yesterday Eusebius McKaiser show listeners shared song lyrics listeners they get wrong.

Naked Scientist, Dr Chris Smith, explains why this happens.

In the same way you often see things that you don't see. This is because the brain doesn't work in isolation. It doesn't have just a seeing system and a hearing system. Everything is integrated.

Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

When you mishear lyrics of songs, you are also integrating other information; your current conscious state, how you feel at the time, your own interpretation because of your culture, upbringing, surroundings and so on.

Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

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