Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

This is the musician Yanni with an “i,&rdquo not a “y.&rdquo

The sound clip is making people hear two very different words: Yanny and Laurel.

One sound clip is reportedly tearing the internet apart based exclusively on fighting surrounding whether, when played, the listener hears "Laurel" or "Yanny".

The higher frequency is the Yanny and the lower frequency is the Laurel.

The audio quality isn't great, and Almor believes it can impact if you think it's "yanny" or "laurel". With over 14,000 votes, "laurel" edged out "yanni" 61% to 39% in a poll conducted by @KFCRadio on Twitter, but the disagreements and conversations have continued well into the week. So what do you hear?

A unusual audio clip has taken over, making people question their hearing.

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The sound jumped to prominence when Roland Szabo, an 18-year-old high school student in Lawrenceville, Georgia, posted it on Reddit.

And you shouldn't be surprised by the confusion, says Dave Sluberski, who is a senior lecturer in the School of Film & Animation at RIT and also a recording engineer with the RPO. 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? She said she heard laurel.

The creator of the viral sensation spoke out and sorry to say "Yanny" listeners, he confirmed he said "Laurel". It was a social media frenzy in which internet trends and traffic on the topic spiked so high that Wikipedia itself now has a simple entry, "The dress". We also now know from recent research that the superior temporal gyrus is extremely important for hearing pitch. "It's a really striking demonstration of how our brains try to make sense of the world around us in ways that we are not even aware of".

Local experts say how your brain interprets the pitch of the word determines what you hear.

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