Yanny or Laurel? Strange Audio Clip Explained. (page 4)

Once there was the dress; now there’s Yanny or Laurel. This audio illusion, which went viral after first appearing on Reddit, has the internet torn. After all, what kind of monster doesn’t hear Yanny? When Verge Science listened to it this morning, fighting broke out between the Yanny and Laurel factions. (Ed. note: I briefly lost my mind, as I first heard Yanny, then heard Laurel for about two hours, and now hear Yanny again. Same device, same speakers. Please send help.) Obviously something was going on — so we called up some scientists to help us figure it out. According to Lars Riecke, an assistant professor of audition and cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University, it’s not actually an illusion. In fact, it’s an ambiguous... Continue reading…

Yanny or Laurel? Strange Audio Clip Explained.

Experts sound off about the science behind the viral tweet.

Wed 16 May 18 from National Geographic

'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? Why Your Brain Hears One or the Other in This Maddening Illusion

The auditory version of the blue/gold dress is dividing Yanny and Laurel camps across the internet.

Wed 16 May 18 from Livescience

Laurel or Yanny? Experts tell us why 'The Dress' for ears is driving us crazy

Remember trying to figure out whether that dress spreading through social media in 2015 was black and blue or white and gold? An audio clip shared on social media asked whether users could hear ...

Wed 16 May 18 from USA today

Yanny or Laurel? The internet is fighting over this robot's mysterious word - CNET

Move over, The Dress. A new audio illusion is tearing the internet world apart.

Wed 16 May 18 from CNET

Science doesn't quite know why you hear Yanny or Laurel - CNET

10 experts came up with 4 different explanations.

Tue 15 May 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

‘Yanny’ vs. ‘Laurel’ is ‘The Dress’ of 2018—but one sound expert says he can end the debate right now

Science We asked scientists to weigh in on this viral ear-worm. Some here a deep rich voice saying "Laurel." Others here a tinny voice delivering "Yanny." Which do you hear? ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Popular Science

'Laurel' or 'yanny'? This audio illusion has the Internet divided

Some are certain it says 'laurel.' Others are convinced it's 'yanny.' And it's leaving the entire Internet in a frenzy.        

Tue 15 May 18 from USA today

Move over, The Dress. The internet is now fighting over whether this robot is saying 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' - CNET

A new audio illusion is tearing the internet world apart.

Tue 15 May 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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