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Offline Love And SubmissionTopic starter

Laurel Or Yanny?
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »


It's clearly Laurel.

#TeamLaurel.

I haven't been this invested in a debate since "Which Color Is This Dress" Or "If A Dog Wore Pants, How Would It Wear Them?"


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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 02:40:38 PM »
I can hear both. Depends on what word I focus on.

It's a really good example of how much the brain influences our perception. It also shows how very subjective perception can be.

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 02:41:15 PM »
'Laurel' for me.

Honestly, I thought upon hearing about this meme that it'd be harder to differentiate.  :D

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 03:35:31 PM »
I tried really hard, but I can't hear anything but 'Laurel'.  (I'm one of those people that can make the ballerina spin both ways, and pop a Necker cube between both orientations.)

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 05:02:08 PM »
I hear 'Yanny.' ^^;

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 09:00:06 PM »
's Laurel for me as well.



This made me feel a little better about the whole argument :P  Go old ears?

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 09:06:02 PM »
I heard Laurel but after watching the segment on NBC Nightly News tonight I learned the secret.

Spoiler
The secret is the frequency of what we hear.
High pitched sounds like Yanny are heard by younger ears.
Lower pitches are more audible to older ears.

Offline RedRose

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 05:39:32 AM »
Yeni on my comp , Yery on my phone

Offline midnightblack

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 11:18:25 PM »
I tried really hard, but I can't hear anything but 'Laurel'.  (I'm one of those people that can make the ballerina spin both ways, and pop a Necker cube between both orientations.)

The same on all of my accounts as well. I've known about being able to reflect the orientation of a parallelepiped ever since my first lessons in synthetic geometry. I wasn't aware of the ballerina until you mentioned it. With an effort of will, I can make her change the way she screws, which I find amusing and a little bit disturbing. Maybe it's a small thing to pull out a Mark Twain on, but the truth of it all is that the world we see isn't really there. There's a very small window of information that the brain focuses on, and then the raw data is sorted and fitted into whatever categories the brain is comfortable seeing (or even wanting to see, really spooky). If we could see down to the root of it all, the weird thing is that we would probably be gazing into a blob of entropic emptiness.

As for the sound, try as I might I can only hear Laurel on several computers and different headsets. Haven't tried on a phone.

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 02:25:31 AM »
Laurel


My SO cant hear either, he hears something along the lines of Hear me O.o

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 03:58:46 AM »
I can hear both. Depends on what word I focus on.

It's a really good example of how much the brain influences our perception. It also shows how very subjective perception can be.

Laurel is more prominent, and I hear Yanny very quietly in the background.

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 04:21:15 AM »
Laurel is more prominent, and I hear Yanny very quietly in the background.
Yes!

I've also noticed that it differs, depending on where you listen to it. It sounds different on my phone than on my laptop, for example, but yes, Laurel seems to be the more prominent frequency.

Offline Geeklet

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2018, 04:53:27 PM »
On my comp, No matter how hard I try, I can only hear Yanny. On my phone, its still usually Yanny, but if I concentrate hard on Laurel, I can hear it.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 10:26:24 PM »
On my comp, No matter how hard I try, I can only hear Yanny. On my phone, its still usually Yanny, but if I concentrate hard on Laurel, I can hear it.

I'm the opposite. I can hear the tones that make it say 'yanny' but the 'laurel' sound is overwhelmingly clear.

Offline MasterMischief

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 09:18:19 PM »
I have heard both listening to the same clip repeatedly.  At first I clearly heard Yanni.  Severy times...Yanni.  Then I did not roll the clip all the way to the beginning...caught it in the middle and heard Laurel clear as day.  Repeat...Laurel again.  Repeat, Yanni.

I think I am a mutant and I am ok with that.

Offline RosalindRae

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 10:42:57 PM »
I did the interactive thing with the slider. At first, all I could hear was Laurel. I shifted the slider until I could hear Yanny, but then when I went back the other direction, all I could hear was Yanny. Maybe it is like the ballerina thing for me, dunno.

Offline backlash84

Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 06:19:36 AM »
The person who did the recording actually says "Laurel", but added some stuff on top of it that creates the weird effect. I've only ever heard Laurel.

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Re: Laurel Or Yanny?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2018, 04:41:49 PM »
I very clearly hear Yanny. I can't even make it seem like Laurel if I try very hard to hear that.