Yanny vs Laurel: the debate rages on

Yanny vs Laurel: the debate rages on

Yanny vs Laurel: the debate rages on

Users can manipulate the slider to the left, until they hear Laurel.or move the slider to the right to hear Yanny.

According to sound experts who spoke with the website The Verge, the acoustic information that makes us hear "Yanny" is higher frequency than the acoustic information that makes us hear "Laurel". "But if you don't hear Yanny, it's over". But for at least a few days this week, one of the biggest trending disputes has to do with what you think you heard.

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

I think that the way the word was pronounced or recorded, it just happens to contain all of the frequencies for both words. What most people are listening to is a clip from Roland Szabo, a high school student in Georgia.

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. But when he tried the clip again back at his desk, he heard "laurel".

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Nobody can tell if this recording says "Yanny" or "Laurel".

He said our ears may hear the sound but our brain listens to it and translates it something it recognizes.

"Over time with the wear and tear process that comes with aging, exposure to loud noises, we tend to lose those hair cells in the high pitch range first", says Wolfe.

There are plenty of political and other controversies to keep people busy on social media. Take our online poll and let us know: Yanny or Laurel? While you may hear one word from your TV, you may get another when you hear it over the radio.

With time, a definitive scientific explanation will probably surface, like the one given for the dress, which had much to do with lighting.

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