A little while ago, I suggested you watch horse videos on YouTube without sound the first time and then again with sound to discover whether you see different things. Well, I have the perfect video for this!
Every now and then, OK being honest, about once a week, this same video comes up on YouTube and the gushing starts. It goes something like this:
"That's the best thing I've ever seen"
"That's the reason I took up dressage"
"The horse is dancing, she loves it!"
"The horse really gets in time with the music"
and on and on.
OK, here's the link: ANDREAS HELGSTRAND - WEG2006 Freestyle Final
I suggest you watch it without the sound first and it's important to turn the sound off even before the pre-video ad ends because the commentator launches straight into it.
Make a note, mental or actual, of what you see during the performance and look for those conflict behaviours we've been talking about.
Next, watch it again with the sound turned up - the louder the better!
Please do leave me a message in the comments below. I'd love to hear what you think of the two different experiences of watching with our eyes (believing what you see) and watching with our ears (believing what you're told).
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