Laurel or Yanny? Bizarre debate takes over social media

Laurel or Yanny? Bizarre debate takes over social media

Laurel or Yanny? Bizarre debate takes over social media

It's because the audio clip has two different sounding words at different frequencies.

Do you hear "Laurel" or "Yanny"? "A - E, Laurel, ah and Yanny, aw, I don't know how you could confuse the ah, and the aw even if you have a significant hearing loss". Same works in reverse by cutting out the high frequencies with a Low Pass Filter. Everyone is listening to the clip and revealing whether they hear the word Laurel or the word Yanny.

If you mess with the frequencies in a recording, you can change what people hear - it's similar to the way that our eyes can be tricked by an optical illusion.

What's causing 10,000,000 people to hear such different sounds? He also appeared to post the poll on Reddit under the username RolandCamry.

Kimmel also created his own audio puzzle of listeners, enlisting correspondent Guillermo Rodriguez to say a word that has split his colleagues at Live! as to whether he's saying "yogurt" or "joker". But when he tried the clip again back at his desk, he heard "laurel".

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More than one person online yearned for that simpler time in 2015, when no one could decide whether the mother of the bride wore white and gold or blue and black.

"It's partly because of different frequencies in the audio file", Goetz said.

He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel".

Elliot Freeman, a perception researcher at City University of London, said our brains can selectively tune into different frequency bands once we know what to listen out for, "like a radio". The human brain can't process both at once, though, so it picks one to process, depending on your hearing range.

A nationwide phenomenon is breaking the internet.

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