Sunday, June 23, 2019

Post #2 See What I'm Saying

Chapter 10 discusses the effects of lip reading. Below I provide the example from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In this clip he performs the Whisper Challenge. One person is given headphones with music playing where the other person mouths song lyrics. This leaves the person with the headphone on lip read what their partner is saying. In the video, you will notice at certain times they would focus on the lips of the player and were unable to determine the lyrics. The most effective approach happens when the whole face is observed during lip reading. Chapter 10 reiterates the most effective lip reading occurs by viewing the whole face. This is a good experiment to try with friends to test out your lip-reading skills. 

1 comment:

  1. I always thought this was very interesting. When you are so used to having hearing you do not always think about reading someones lips, at least I do not. When you are actually trying to read lips it can be very difficult to see what the other person is trying to say. I like this video because it shows you how hard lip reading can actually be, unless you have trained a lot for it. Even people who are deaf sometimes have trouble lip reading because they rely on sign language, but it is always good to try other options because not everyone knows sign language. Which i have always thought it would be cool to learn it.