Yanny or Laurel? Who cares when the reactions are this hilarious

17 May, 2018, 07:03 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • No this is not the Yanni you think you're hearing

Users can manipulate the slider to the left, until they hear Laurel.or move the slider to the right to hear Yanny. It's like it was put on the internet just to sow discord. You'll hear that all-too-familiar sound.

It's the newest debate sweeping the internet - whether you hear Yanny or Laurel in this clip. The clip was posted on Twitter on Monday and went viral because different people hear different things from the same clip.

Watch as Ghastly and Boombox Cartel chime in with their thoughts on the Yanny or Laurel fiasco.

As for the dress that caused an earlier commotion, some people said it was white and gold, while others saw blue and black. "There are minute differences in how each of us perceive different sounds", explained Almor.

Dr. Wolfe says hair cells in our inner ear also contribute to the sounds being heard. "And that in itself allows there to be some ambiguity already".

Some speculated online that the age of the listener might determine what was heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results.

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Roshini Nair

Is the voice saying "Yanny" or "Laurel"?

"When I analyzed the recording of Laurel, that third resonance is very high for the L. It drops for the R and then it rises again for the L", he said.

So, did you hear Laurel or Yanny?

OK, so what does that all mean? Everyone is asking do you hear Yanny or Laurel?

YouTube channel Nerd It Up dissected the recording as well, concluding that which word you hear depends on the pitch of the recording.

The verdict: Szabo told the Times he recorded the original clip from vocabulary.com's page for "Laurel". However, why do some people hear it one way and not the other.

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