Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

'Yanny' Or 'Laurel'? Why People Hear Different Things In That Viral Clip

'Yanny' Or 'Laurel'? Why People Hear Different Things In That Viral Clip

Linguists study these sound waves and separate them into their component frequencies, and display them on a spectrogram. "When the low frequencies are more emphasized, people will hear "Laurel", Crum said. "If you lose the high frequencies, the illusion goes away". "That's, you don't hear Laurel", says Tyler Oakley.

"I only heard yanny once at the beginning and then heard laurel very clearly each time after which was really weird".

"Some people's hearing might be so good that they can start to detect the lower frequencies of Laurel and start to pick up on that, as well". Why would people hear two totally different words?

For any of you who still are not aware of this phenomenon, this now viral audio was shared over the internet by students itching to find out which word they could hear.

"As we have seen over the last couple of days, the Taliban are unable to hold terrain during such isolated attacks and their unsuccessful raid attempts on district centers in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Faryab and Zabul", the statement said. "Most people think of hearing as occurring in the ear, but hearing and listening actually occur in the brain", Douglas Beck, an audiologist working with Oticon Inc. hearing aids and the magazine Hearing Review, told National Geographic. He carried out his own experiment by analyzing a waveform image of the viral recording and compared it to recordings of himself saying "laurel" and "yanny".

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The scientific explanation centers more on the quality of the recording and the resonance of speech sounds.

Tucson police are trying to put the "yanny or laurel" debate to rest through an "investigation". "Depending on how you're hearing it, depending on your device". Much of what you hear, she says, is about what you're expecting to hear.

Next, listen to this clip, which is no longer noisy.

"Okay, brains don't make sense". On Tuesday evening, Feldman said in a video that she was fielding multiple interview requests and searching for the original creator.

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