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Why you hear Laurel or Yanny

18 May 2018, 03:34 | Opal Carroll

Lifestyle by Komal Zaheer | Published

Lifestyle       by Komal Zaheer | Published

Linguists study these sound waves and separate them into their component frequencies, and display them on a spectrogram.

Everything from the speakers or headphones you're using, to your computer's soundcard can affect which frequencies get through. Ashley Barrentine wrote, "I hear Yanny but my dad and boyfriend hear Laurel I'm shook".

But why is it that some of us are dead certain it's yanny while others are ready to put their reputations on the line for laurel? Various people on social media have taken to doing their own experiments in order to understand how people have heard different things.

While Coppenger admits to being "kind of puzzled" by the yanny/laurel audio clip, he said internet users' experience with the clip should not be compared to humans' normal experience of perceiving the world. "You learn this map while learning to speak as a toddler, and also while hearing others speak on a day-to-day basis".

We want to know and see your answers! He was able to make it say both Laurel and Yanny in the clip but he did have to change the pitch to accomplish this feat.

With time, a definitive scientific explanation will probably surface, like the one given for the dress, which had much to do with lighting.

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The "Yanny and Laurel" debate has become a social media phenomenon in recent days.

Where this does matter, she says, and where similar issues are at play, is how people fill in the gaps of their hearing when faced with a noisy context.

She provides another example.

The responses vary, possibly because of the device you listen to it on.

Finally, go back to the first clip.

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