psychology

psychology

Misheard lyrics: 'Making love with a seagull' David Bowie - Professor Andrew Nevins

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In this series of videos, Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains how song lyrics can be misunderstood. #MisheardLyrics While slips of the tongue are well-known, slips of the ear have received far less attention. Professor Nevins has developed a database of 4000 naturally collected examples where the hearer is the source of miscommunication. Looking into recurrent slips reveals that our expectations can bias what we mishear, but within limits: the actual utterance and the misheard message must be phonetically close enough to allow our ears to deceive us. Watch more videos in the series here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXXq6t7B9L_5wHCO6CrDCV5uzfMrEzlDh Further info: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/linguistics/People/linguistics-staff/andrew_nevins N.B. We are using excerpts of David Bowie's video under UK Fair dealing, which is is for the purposes of non-commercial criticism or review (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_dealing_in_United_Kingdom_law). Here is the full original video and its licensing attributions: http://youtu.be/IkmWgR4_qbg About UCL: UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.