There’s an audio recording going viral right now where a computer-generated voice is either saying “Yanny” . . . or “Laurel.”
On Monday night, a fashion designer named Cloe Feldman tweeted a video where a computer-generated voice says one word. And the word is either Yanny . . . or Laurel. And people are going crazy arguing over which is right!
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
A poll on Buzzfeed, 50% of people said they heard Yanny . . . 36% heard Laurel . . . and 13% could hear both.
It all had to do with audio frequencies. Younger people are more likely to hear “yanny,” because that’s what’s coming through in higher frequencies that they can still hear. You’re also more likely to hear “yanny” in bad speakers, because they don’t handle lower frequencies so well.
In the meantime, we will be fighting over this…