What Do You Hear: Yanny Or Laurel? This Audio Clip Is Driving The Internet Crazy

Perception is subjective. You and I can both look at the exact thing at the exact same time and still perceive it differently. Remember the rage that was once widespread about the blue or gold dress?

Well, this time we have a different version of that same phenomena.

A short audio clip is making the rounds of the internet and netizens are going crazy deciding whether the word spoken in the clip is ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’.

I hear Yanny. My friends and colleagues hear Laurel. So, Yanny or Laurel?

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So many people are posting voting polls on their feed to know whether others are #TeamYanny or #TeamLaurel. It has sparked a heated debate similar to one we’ve witnessed before.

1. Thankfully, this voting doesn’t require a booth.

2. My workplace too.

3. But I’m not lying! It says Yanny!

4. This one’s not going to change her mind.

5. Exact representation of me right now.

6. What sorcery is that?

7. Yep, this is it.

The Yanny or Laurel auditory illusion became instantly viral after a Reddit user posted the clip on the platform.

People began manipulating the pitch and analysing different explanations for why some people hear Yanny and other hear Laurel.

This is by far the simplest and most plausible explanation I came across.

That makes sense now, doesn’t it?

So anyway, which team are you in? #TeamYanny (which is me) or #TeamLaurel (which lot of others are)?

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