Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? We explain the odd auditory illusion

Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? We explain the odd auditory illusion

Now, it's Yanny or Laurel, and the internet is firmly taking sides... for the most part.

Social media influencer and vlogger Cloe Feldman posted a video to Twitter that's confusing everyone!

A number of scientific observers have posited that the discrepancy comes down to how we process different frequencies, the acoustic information that we use to hear.

Listen to the audio clip below and decide for yourself.

But even if that explains which word was originally spoken, what accounts for the fact that some listeners hear something completely different?

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He added that although it is important to recognize the officers, it's also important to recognize their families. He told the crowd about a speech he gave at a Montgomery Police Department graduation past year .

What do you hear?

We know Teigen meant well in removing the words from her social media feeds, but her actions also had unintended consequences for a few of her fans - specifically, her fans named "Laurel", "Yanny", and "Yanni".

Several researchers agreed that the audio recording is just too ambiguous. What could alter what you hear are your headphones or audio equipment.

An audio sample making the rounds online is proving so perplexing, what people hear sometimes depends on the time of day, or the device they're listening on. You might actually hear sounds differently than the person next to you.

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