Laurel Vs. Yanny Debate Divides America


"For example, with a full-range higher quality speaker, I clearly only hear laurel, but over my computer speakers, I clearly only hear yanny", Ricketts said.

So now that you know what our team in Washington heard, CGTN America wants to know: what do you hear?

He noticed similarities in the features of these words, which you can see below.

I asked, but no word on what he actually hears. Much of what you hear, she says, is about what you're expecting to hear.

Think of it like dinner at a busy restaurant, McCreery said.

It can also depend on what you're listening to the clip on and where you're listening, McCreery said. Now that the brain is primed to cut through the noise, you will probably be able to hear "The juice of lemons makes fine punch".

I, however, continue to hear "Laurel".

It could be a factor. 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".

They speculate that there are two separate voices in the recording, one saying "Laurel" at a lower frequency and the other saying "Yanny" at a higher frequency.

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.