Settling the “Yanny” vs. “Laurel” Debate

The internet has been on fire this week about a recording, in which some people heard “Yanny” and others heard “Laurel.” I was in the “Yanny” camp when I heard the original recording, but now, thanks to a tool made by some folks at The New York Times, it is possible to hear both versions by dragging a slider.

The screenshot below shows roughly where I was able to hear both “Yanny” or “Laurel,” depending on how I primed my mind: if I thought I was about to hear “Yanny,” I would hear it; if I thought I would hear “Laurel” next, I would. It was weird.

 

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Where do you hear “Laurel” vs. “Yanny”?

 

 

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