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Do you hear what I hear? Yanny vs Laurel

17 May 2018, 12:56 | Israel Caldwell

View Slideshow The debate over whether an audio clip says"Yanny or"Laurel is tearing the Internet apart. Westend61 Getty Images Westend61

The debate over whether an audio clip says

As for the dress that caused an earlier commotion, some people said it was white and gold, while others saw blue and black.

To settle this latest online debacle we consulted CBC master audio technician J.S. Villeneuve, who took the sound apart to show that it's really about the different frequencies people hear.

Some Twitter users have said they hear "Yanny" and some say they hear "Laurel".

But I must know, what do you hear?

Story analyzed the acoustic features of the words
View Slideshow Story analyzed the acoustic features of the words"Yanny and"Laurel. Brad Story

That filtering "takes away the entire perception of hearing the word "Yanny" and all you get is the word 'Laurel, '" he says. While scientists debate over why we're all hearing different things from the same audio clip, check out how the rest of the internet is weighing in. She said she heard Laurel. First, listen to this noisy clip and see if you can hear a sentence.

Does age or health matter in terms of how you hear the clip? If you hear Laurel, you're more likely hearing lower frequencies. But others have said it's just a simple case of bass versus treble: If you happen to pick up bass tones more, you hear "Laurel".

What is the recording actually saying?

Intrigued, Szabo sent it to a friend who posted the clip on Instagram and created a poll that quickly went viral, triggering a mass debate that has spread internationally.

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