Yanny or Laurel?: Viral 4-second audio clip divides the internet

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It's the newest debate sweeping the internet - whether you hear Yanny or Laurel in this clip. But others have said it's just a simple case of bass versus treble: If you happen to pick up bass tones more, you hear "Laurel".

When we pay close attention to some frequencies (particularly lower ones), we hear "Laurel", and when we pay attention to the higher frequencies, we hear "Yanny". "All of those play into whether you hear Yanny or Laurel".

Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Labs in San Francisco, said the environment in which one listens, including whether headphones or a speaker are used, affects the intensity of the frequencies, and hence what one hears.

Yanny or Laurel? Laurel or Yanny? You're probably already exhausted of your friends sharing the meme on Instagram, which has carried over to Twitter, where popular YouTuber Cloe Feldman has racked up almost 50,000 retweets after asking her users what they hear.

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People who hear "Laurel" are likely also hearing "Yanny" but they can't distinguish it because it's part of the overall harmonics that makes up "Laurel". What most people are listening to is a clip from Roland Szabo, a high school student in Georgia. Sure, we guessed it had something to do with subtle differences in sensory capability, which eventually explained why people saw "the dress" differently. And there's also the issue of quality, a high-end speaker like ones in our editing rooms have a broader range of frequencies then say cell phone. On Tuesday evening, Feldman said in a video that she was fielding multiple interview requests and searching for the original creator.

Some say it's "laurel; others say it's "yanny". And why is social media up in arms? Jake Cavanaugh, says what you hear depends on a few different factors. "You know what we really need?"

So why do half of us hear one thing and half of us another?

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