Laurel Vs. Yanny Debate Divides America

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An audio snippet with just two syllables has ignited an internet meltdown, dividing social media users into staunchly opposed camps: do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel?"

The Tigers are just as divided over the question and can not come to an unanimous decision about what they are hearing.

But I must know, what do you hear? What about laurel and yanny? While scientists debate over why we're all hearing different things from the same audio clip, check out how the rest of the internet is weighing in.

"When you say the word "yanny" and "laurel", the waveform looks very similar for the first band of energy resonance".

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But he said it was also more hard to determine the word in this particular recording because it is "not real speech". Amid the background noise, you're able to focus on what your dining partner is saying.

People who hear both words are switching their focus during the audio clip.

Do your speakers have anything to do with what you hear? However, she still heard "laurel" when she changed the pitch.

If you are reading this, you are likely one of the more than 14 million people who vehemently believe that this audio clip is saying either the word "Yanny" or the word "Laurel". Primary information that would be present in a high quality recording or in person is "weakened or attenuated", Story says, even as the brain is eagerly looking for patterns to interpret. The original poster, user RolandCamry, wrote that he got the clip from the dictionary.com listing for "laurel".

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