Humming causes the eye to vibrate and this can produce a strobo-scopic effect when a rotating black and white strobe disk is viewed in non-fluctuating light.
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RUSHTON, W. Effect of Humming on Vision. Nature 216, 1173–1175 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161173a0
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