For example, you may hear "Laurel" while listening on laptop speakers, but "Yanny" when playing the clip through your smartphone's built-in speaker... Turn the volume up and play it on some speakers that have actual bass response - not your phone - and you will hear laurel.
Believe it or not, as of this writing the world is divided over what they hear and it's even causing some people to halt their everyday lives to argue their point. He also recorded himself saying "Yanny" and "Laurel", for comparison. At lower pitch, the word Yanny becomes more apparent, while at the high pitch, the word Laurel becomes more pronounced.
The debate is reminiscent of the social media debate over a photo of a dress, where some viewers saw a white and gold dress and other blue and black in 2015, Wired magazine wrote. What everyone's excited about here is the fact that we're all hearing this differently, and it doesn't feel ambiguous.
While Yanny and Laurel might look like totally different words, they actually share many similarities.
Feldman says she did not create the tweet that launched a million debates and is now looking for its original source.
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Another said: 'How are y'all hearing yanny? it clear as day says laurel'. By using similar sounds and leaving gaps in a low-quality recording, the brain fills in the rest of the details, which is allowing people to hear different things from the same recording. "I can't figure out how one would hear yanny".
Since the posting of the audio, people have been trying to search for answers online.
Depending on where you listen from, you might hear both.
But also, if you heard Laurel from the beginning you get to rub it in everybody's faces, and that's what really matters. He then jokingly asked "Can I reconsider?" when he heard that CNN host Chris Cuomo heard the same thing. Everyone comes down on one side of the debate or another.