Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

First, it was over the black and blue or white and gold dress (#TeamBlackandBlue, ) and now it's over an audio clip of a voice saying "Yanny" or "Laurel". Either way, it's driving all of us insane.

"I don't know why I'm so personally offended by this", King said during their rousing debate over the recording. How can we look at the same picture, or listen to the same exact thing, and think it's something different from what our friends think?

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While some people are clearly hearing one word, there are many people who say they eventually hear the other word after listening over and over again. So if you're listening on your phone, laptop speakers or through cheap headphones, you might hear something different than with a high-quality sound system, CNET reports. The shape of everybody's ears is different. There are variations in how we each perceive sound.

If you haven't heard about the "Yanny or Laurel" debate, you might be living under a rock. Although the words may sound completely different to you, the acoustics of the word are quite the same. You might actually hear sounds differently than the person next to you.

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LAUREL! The student plugged in the word Laurel into the website. If you filter out the low frequencies, then you hear "yanny", said Almor.

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