Great internet debate: Do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"?

Help us settle the debate. What do you hear? Laurel or Yanny? Source Clow Feldman Twitter

Help us settle the debate. What do you hear? Laurel or Yanny? Source Clow Feldman Twitter

"I hear Yanny", she added.

So what do you hear when you listen to it?

Instead of an optical illusion, 2018's version of "the dress" is auditory.

Remember back in 2015 when the internet was mind blown by this dress which was black blue for some and white gold for the others?

Or wait. Maybe it's most definitely saying "Yanny".

"If you turn the volume very low, there will be practically no bass and you will hear Yanny", a Reddit user wrote confidently.

As Vox reports, the controversy erupted on Tuesday night, when "social media influencer and vlogger" (whatever that means) Cloe Feldman posted the audio clip on Twitter.

Until experts can provide us with some hard evidence on the matter, the "yanny" vs. "laurel" debate will rage on.

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Similarly, if your hearing is more attuned to higher pitched frequencies, you're more likely to hear "Yanny" than "Laurel" - which might also explain a bit of the age divide in what people are hearing.

What do you hear? So be warned if you're not confident in your hearing skills.

Some of it has to do with what you expect to hear, too.

"It's a little bit noisy so that itself causes perception to be a little more ambiguous", Bharath Chandrasekaran, a professor of communications sciences and disorders at the University of Texas at Austin, told the Verge.

Turnbull tweeted that some people tend to fill in those audio gaps using their brain, but others may not.

Linguist Rachel Gutman got really in-depth on the subject for The Atlantic. You can play around with the pitch yourself to see how the audio can be bent toward Laurel or Yanny.

The vibe round the office was mixed. some swear they heard Yanny whilst some were convinced it was Laurel.

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