It’s the gold dress thing all over again… but this time, we are using our ears instead of our eyes. This sound clip is going viral. Yanny, or Laurel? To some, like myself, I don’t understand how anyone can hear anything but ‘Laurel.’ Others will swear they only hear ‘Yanny’.
Professor David Alais spoke with The Gaurdian and explains what is happening. He says: “The Yanny/Laurel sound is meant to be ambiguous because each sound has a similar timing and energy content – so in principle it’s confusable. All of this goes to highlight just how much the brain is an active interpreter of sensory input, and thus that the external world is less objective than we like to believe.”
What do you hear?
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel. https://t.co/efWRw1Gj0L
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2018
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
yanny n laurel fasho depends on what frequencies ur ears pick up
if you listen to it and focus on the high pitched or low pitched u can hear both. it’s hard as hell but u can do it
CMON WHERE MY MUSICIANS AT
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 16, 2018
It may be 4:26 am… and I may be bleary … but it is so clearly “yanny” that I am confused how laurel is even an option?
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) May 16, 2018
— CNN International (@cnni) May 16, 2018
Story quote: The Guardian
ALl other info/Video: Twitter