It's Time To Settle The Yanny vs. Laurel Debate

It's Time To Settle The Yanny vs. Laurel Debate

It started with a tweet from Cloe Feldman asking users whether they heard the word "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a three-second audio clip.

We were discussing this in the KHQ Newsroom too and it seems like everyone is split. The cryptic audio has gone viral this week and Jason Smith and Mike Harmon have chose to get to the bottom of this.

"If you take that ambiguous word then kind of filter out the high frequencies, then you hear a very clear "laurel". Similarly, this polarizing audio clip sounds like "yanny" to some and "laurel" to others.

The discrepancy in what people hear comes down to a few different possibilities, none of which sort it out for certain.

The internet will always birth new viral content, but most (remember Pen-Apple-Pineapple Pen?) are just media flotsam to enjoy and forget about. So what do you hear?

Pristine studio headphones will give you a Laurel, while a tinny 2015-era cell phone is probably going to give you Yanny.

OnePlus 6: Notches Are Not For Everyone!
It's D-day for OnePlus , the Chinese smartphone maker, as it prepares to unveil its latest flagship of 2018- the OnePlus 6 . In India, the OnePlus 6 pop-ups will take place between 3:30PM-8PM on 21st May, and between 11AM-7PM on 22nd May.

"I hear Laurel and everyone is a liar".

"The language that we produce is actually really complex, and I think it's good for people to think about that and to realize how complex language is".

Laurel or Yanny? Yanny or Laurel?

Dr. Wolfe says hair cells in our inner ear also contribute to the sounds being heard.

It could also depend on the speakers being used to listen to the recording. Someone with mild hearing damage (from earphones, working in loud environments or just from aging) will be more likely to hear "Laurel".

"I have no idea why some listeners attend more to the lower frequency range while others attend more to the higher frequency range", she added.

Related News:



Most liked

US, China to resume talks in bid to avert trade war
Navarro also anxious that Mnuchin is leading the administration down the wrong path on trade with China, said the source briefed on the trip.

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'
There is just one tiny problem with the story: it's "fake news ", as Trump himself would probably call it. The Huffington Post's catchy headline read: "Trump Refers To Immigrants As 'Animals .' Again".

Riz Ahmed to co-write the screenplay for Ms Marvel
The bigger surprise is that Ms Marvel is a character of Pakistani descent and Muslim faith named Kamala Khan. She made her first appearance in Captain Marvel in August 2013, before starring in the solo series Ms.

YouTube to roll out new music service on 22 May
Google promises that YouTube Red customers will be moved to YouTube Premium and will pay what they pay for YouTube Red right now. In 2014, it debuted YouTube Music Key , a subscription service that never expanded beyond a small, invite-only crowd of testers.

CBS unveils trailers for new comedies, dramas
Executive producer Dick Wolf's new crime drama is set in NY and stars Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Missy Peregrym and Connie Nielsen. As it unveils its new series, CBS welcomes you to the TV of 2018, which is really just the TV of 30 years ago.

Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash
Investors gave Mr Musk some rare criticism after the call in which he referred to one analyst as a "boring bonehead". The Tesla Autopilot system uses various sensors, cameras, and radar to provide semi-autonomous driving to drivers.

Trump Jr. says he didn't tell his Dad before meeting Russians
The panel also did not interview Kushner or Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign chairman, though both attended the meeting. Trump Jr. responded to Goldstone on the chain, " if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer".

Iraqi Election Frontrunner Moktada al-Sadr Courts Partners to Govern
Abadi offered a statement of congratulations to Sadr for his victory, and for encouraging a secure atmosphere during the vote. Nationalist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is now on course to win the largest number of seats after the Iraqi election .

Nokia X6 Smartphone - Everything You Need to Know
Talking about the cameras, there is a 16MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash. Wrapping off its general specifications is a 3060mAh battery which supports fast charging capability.

Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow
Apple's quickly growing fleet of cars suggests that it's certainly taking self-driving development seriously. Behind Apple lags Waymo , which has 51 vehicles registered in California, and Tesla , which has 39 vehicles.

GDP marks first contraction in 9 quarters
Stock market traders appeared to be disappointed by the data, however, with the main Nikkei stock index closing down 0.44 per cent.

Honor Launches the Exquisite Honor 10 on Flipkart
The phone has a 16MP RGB camera with a f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and LED flash and a 24MP monochrome camera with f/1.8 aperture. The smartphone is powered by a 2.4 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU.

Britain's Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix
Ferrari have had the best auto so far this year, but Spain marked a turning point with Mercedes dominating throughout the weekend. Verstappen then hit back of Sirotkin, but despite sustaining damage to his front wing, held off Vettel with relative ease.

Allegri planning to stay at Juventus
He added: "I can't say if Juventus are the best team and deserve the title, because I haven't watched them often enough". Roma mustered nine shots but just two on goal, and that's really all Juventus was looking for.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Six; FOX & NBC Talk Cancellation & Revival
However, he added , "We love when fans yell and scream on Twitter , but we hope that transfers and they watch the show". This strategy would work best with a non-serialized show that doesn't have much of a barrier to entry for new viewers.