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Laurel or Yanny?

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Posted (edited)

So this is the new blue dress/gold dress.

I listened to CNN this morning and the two hosts were laughing because they could only hear Laurel, and I was shocked because I could only hear Yanny.

I just saw this post on the internet and I could only hear Laurel! And right after the CBC news segment on You Tube there's a fellow discussing the same vocal clip and he says all he can hear is Yanny, and I can only hear Laurel, until at the end he changes the frequencies and I hear Yanny.

What do you hear? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g8fE_o1ASc&feature=youtu.be

 

Edited by Fragile Bird

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You went there Birdie!!! I knew someone would.

I hear Yanny, but one time listening to it I heard Laurel. I'm guessing it had more to do with outside factors like different equipment and a different speaker (at least she sounded different). One thing I saw is that if you account for all the variables, people who hear Yanny can pick up on slightly higher frequencies. 

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This breaks my brain!

I heard it as yanny in that YouTube clip.

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Yanny. I mucked about turning the pitch up and down on my computer, but it's still just Yanny.

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46 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

I hear Yanny, but one time listening to it I heard Laurel.

Rewinding the clip a few times on the same speakers I usually hear Yanny but sometimes Laurel. Listening to it on headphones I hear Laurel more often but still sometimes Yanny. The way it can switch despite nothing obviously changing is very weird.

I also found that if I'm listening to it on headphones saying Laurel and then life them slightly off my ears then it starts saying Yammy.

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I keep hearing it as yellow and gold, but my workmates hear it as blue and black.

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5 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

DESTROY ALL HUMANS

That's a relief. I thought I was the only one.

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I heard "yerry". Go figure.

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I heard only "Laurel" .

Maybe it's something similar to that annoying noise that only kids and teens and maybe some twenty-somethings can hear and older people can't. The noise that some areas play that don't want a lot of kids hanging around, but adults don't hear a thing.

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Posted (edited)

Why you hear “Laurel” or “Yanny” in that viral audio clip, explained

It comes down to how our brains pick up on, and interpret, different frequencies.

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/16/17358774/yanny-laurel-explained

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Humans typically pay attention to three different frequencies when they’re listening to speech. Story said the lowest of the three frequencies is “absolutely essential” for the L’s and R’s — the consonants that make up “Laurel.”

“So when you’re listening to ‘Laurel,’ the reason you get L, R, and L is because of the movement of that third frequency,” he said.

 

 

Edited by Martell Spy

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It sounds like a weird morph between the two.  It gave me a headache to listen too.

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Posted (edited)

I hear Yanny though I think I can understand how others can get Laurel but it not quite flipping for me.

Ed- So a YouTube video later and I heard Laurel. I went back over again and back to Yanny. It is to depend the pitch you are trying to listen to.

Link to the video

https://youtu.be/yDiXQl7grPQ

 

Edited by TheKitttenGuard

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Laurel. Laurel. Laurel. These words are so different,  I don't understand how one would hear anything else.

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I heard yanny first, then it switched to laurel after a few loops. Now I can decide which one I hear. 

Senses are weird. 

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