Just so you know, I can hear both Yanny and Laurel depending on which word I'm focusing on.
"When you say the word "yanny" and "laurel", the waveform looks very similar for the first band of energy resonance". "The interesting thing about the word Yanny is that the second frequency that our vocal track produces follows nearly the same path, in terms of what it looks like spectrographically, as Laurel".
Doctor David Holmes with Livingston Audiology has been in the ear business for almost 30 years.
It's a sound you'll probably start to hear in your nightmares after hearing it just once. How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago and raised questions of whether the mind and ear can be out of sync.
The recording, which is of an opera singer with excellent diction speaking the word aloud for Vocabulary.com, is of the word... People in the room disagreed about what they were hearing.
"How it was recorded, how it was played back, if there was any frequency modulation in between the two, and also the speaker, said Cavanaugh".
"I did not create Yanny vs. Laurel", she said.
More than one person online yearned for that simpler time in 2015, when no one could decide whether the mother of the bride wore white and gold or blue and black.
A tweet from Cloe Feldman on Monday has caused a social media firestorm. The different things we hear reminds us that our world, and ourselves, are far more unknown than we think. Catherine Marino, an audiologist, Main Line Health said, "Because they're grouped so close together I think the brain is having a hard time distinguishing one or the other".