"Yanny" or "Laurel"

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 17th, 2018, 8:20 am

I think this went viral on Twitter, but I don't use that, so I came upon it on some Youtube videos.

So what do you hear ??

I hear "Yanny". That would get a PL note because apparently the correct one is Laurel :lol: :lol:

And here's the video from The Ellen Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_R9_xdhuNw which includes one more auditory illusion! (and some excellent dancing at the end of course!)

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Post by tovarisch » May 17th, 2018, 8:24 am

Even some 'net news portals posted articles about it... Surprising how much spare time people have, isn't it?
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Post by Foon » May 17th, 2018, 9:25 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 8:20 am
I think this went viral on Twitter, but I don't use that, so I came upon it on some Youtube videos.

So what do you hear ??

I hear "Yanny". That would get a PL note because apparently the correct one is Laurel :lol: :lol:

And here's the video from The Ellen Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_R9_xdhuNw which includes one more auditory illusion! (and some excellent dancing at the end of course!)
Ha, didn't know about this one yet!

I think they're actually both correct, might be two voices overlaid on top of each other in a slightly different pitch!
Edit: Scratch that, it does seem to be Laurel.

(I'm totally with you on Yanny, by the way!)


Edit: Funny thing, if you crank up or down the pitch, it can really alter it! In the low pitch, I definitely hear Yanny, but in the high pitch it's suddenly Laurel!
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Post by Peter Why » May 18th, 2018, 6:08 am

Odd. I hear the original recording (and the high pitched one) as "laurel", but the low-pitched one as "yearly".

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Post by thestorygirl » May 20th, 2018, 4:37 pm

I've heard about this. Was wondering... what is the point of this experiment?

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Post by fiddlesticks » May 21st, 2018, 11:52 am

I came across this recently on you tube as well and the first time I heard it it sounded like yanny, the second time it sounded like laurel and now laurel is all I can hear.
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Post by Vikelat » May 30th, 2018, 5:05 am

Laurel!

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Post by cowguy02 » May 31st, 2018, 8:14 am

Yanny
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Post by anne21 » June 1st, 2018, 10:30 am

There is no 'correct' answer.

Apparently, if your ears are attuned to high frequencies you will hear 'yannie'. If you are more attuned to low frequencies of sound, then you will hear 'laurel'.
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