In case you’ve missed it there is a serious sound question floating around on the Internet right now. There’s a sound clip of a voice saying either “yanny” or “laurel” and it’s driving people mad!
In the recording, two separate voices are saying the names “Yanny” and “Laurel” at the same time.
So why do we all hear different things? Basically, it all comes down to frequency.
The voice saying “Laurel” is at a lower, bass-heavy frequency. If you play the recording on a high volume, ideally over speakers, you’re more likely to hear the voice say “Laurel.” The voice saying “Yanny,” on the other hand, is at a higher frequency, which means you are more likely to hear it on a lower volume, sans bass reverberation.
Honestly I hear “Yerry” It sounds like somebody saying the name Jerry with a “Y” so what does THAT mean? Who knows
But my favorite reaction to this new viral question is from Yanni himself
— Yanni (@Yanni) May 16, 2018
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018