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    Laurel vs Yanny

    When I first heard this on TV I clearly heard Yanny. Later, I heard it on the internet and I heard Laurel. Even on this single video - the first time I heard it I clearly heard Yanny, but a few minutes later I listened again and clearly heard Laurel. What do you hear?



    (PS, when I listed to this player backwards I heard "I buried Paul" )
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    And I heard "Turn me on, dead man."
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Laurel. But I am on an old laptop, with questionable speakers that may not play the high frequencies accurately? Curious if I piped that to my somewhat better TV sound system, if I would hear Yanny?
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

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    And I heard "Turn me on, dead man."
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    The very first time I heard this, I heard Yanlaurel. Haven't tried listening to it on different devices yet.
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    Without my hearing aids I hear Laurel with them Yanny.
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    what Rhett Butler said
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    When i heard it on the radio it was Laurel, last night on the TV news it was Yanny, this morning on same radio station, different radio it was back to Laurel. Makes no difference to me!
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    what Rhett Butler said
    Touche', M'sieur!
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob McElwee View Post
    When i heard it on the radio it was Laurel, last night on the TV news it was Yanny, this morning on same radio station, different radio it was back to Laurel. Makes no difference to me!
    We always see "optical" illusions where the mind plays visual tricks. I just thought it was rather interesting to hear an "audible" illusion. I have heard it both ways and even had it change while listening.
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    We always see "optical" illusions where the mind plays visual tricks. I just thought it was rather interesting to hear an "audible" illusion. I have heard it both ways and even had it change while listening.
    This optical illusion always plays with my brain... are there 3 or 4 bars?
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    This optical illusion always plays with my brain... are there 3 or 4 bars?
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    Yes.
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    Yes.
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    This optical illusion always plays with my brain... are there 3 or 4 bars?
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    Seven. Obviously in the center they move into an alternate dimension so what we see is a set of four and set of three overlapping...

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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Entirely LAUREL to me.
    Here's another explanation:
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    Entirely LAUREL to me.
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    Here's another explanation:
    This is interesting - just now when I played that video (with Klipsch M40 headphones), I heard Yanni at first, but when the word Laurel was shown, it switched to Laurel.

    So, who do others hear?

    Yanni

    yanni_laurel.jpg
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    Laurel
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    I tried it several times - never heard Laurel at all. Only heard Yanni.

    Then I heard the narrator at the end: the speaker is saying Laurel, but with higher frequencies added.

    If we hear sounds through our ears, our ears recognize frequencies. So if the frequencies have been changed - we hear everything at once.

    The speaker may be *saying* Laurel, but the video isn't playing Laurel. It's a modified Laurel - which means the original Laurel wasn't very Hardy.

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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    I wonder what would have been heard by those exposed to this if they had not been forewarned that there were only two choices and what those choices were. Not knowing when the sound would start the first time might have led to an attention failure and lack of focus. I only heard Laurel, but the first time the first word was unintelligible.
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    I hear Laurel! But saying that, I have tinnitus and my sense of sound in a higher pitch is weak. ?? PJ

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