'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide but we may have the answer

'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide but we may have the answer

"Each sound is made up of several frequencies, and those that create "Yanny" are higher than those for "Laurel", cognitive neuroscientist Lars Riecke of Maastricht University told tech site The Verge". Other photographs showed the dress was blue and black, but it sparked an interesting conversations about how light affects color perception.

KRON4 posted a poll on Twitter asking whose side people were on, and the results were pretty split, too!

The laurel/yanni debate went viral for a reason: It asked an innocuous question that prompted inexplicable answers.

Roland Szabo, 18, said he recorded the seemingly innocuous audio from a vocabulary website while doing a project for his school in the USA state of Georgia.

All of us are arguing with each other about what's right or wrong.

'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide but we may have the answer

Houde added that making quick-fire, perceptual decisions about the words and sounds we hear all day is how we get through life.

Goetz also says if people listen on different devices they can hear different pitches and notice different sounds. Some heard words like Moral, Daily, Danny and Mortal. But New Age musician Yanni was in the yanny camp. What could alter what you hear are your headphones or audio equipment.

"It's partly because of different frequencies in the audio file", Goetz said. "When somebody hears the "L" in Laurel, they hear something different". Definitely. And if you don't hear it, get your ears checked. "I can't figure out how one would hear yanny".

The divide appears to occur when people either hear the word Yanny or the word Laurel. "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".

Any while most listeners were divided on if they heard "Yanny" or "Laurel," some people said they heard both after multiple listens.

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