Some People Are Hearing the Word ‘Yanny’ and Others ‘Laurel’ in This Audio Clip. It’s Stoking a Fierce Debate


There’s a new debate storming the internet that’s reminiscent of the furor over that white and gold dress back in 2015 (or was it blue and back?)

People are torn over an audio clip of a computer-generated voice, with some listeners saying they hear the word ‘Laurel’ in a deep male voice, and others saying they hear ‘Yanny’ in a higher-pitch.

The recording went viral after it first surfaced on Reddit earlier this week. It was later posted on Twitter, where it has been liked more than 50,000 times and stoked a fierce debate.

So how can people hear two different words from the same recording?

One theory presented in the Guardian is that the…

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