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Jake Cavanaugh, says what you hear depends on a few different factors. "But if you don't hear Yanny, it's over".

Some Twitter users have said they hear "Yanny" and some say they hear "Laurel". How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago and raised questions of whether the mind and ear can be out of sync.

It's a sound you'll probably start to hear in your nightmares after hearing it just once. 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.

Of course, that can take some work, and Riecke reportedly added that it could be as simple as changing listening devices, as each will air a different frequency.

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The audio clip was picked up by Reddit on May 12 - specifically, on a post by RolandCamry at the suitably titled subreddit r/blackmagicf**kery. An expert says your answer could depend on your level of hearing loss.

The two words mesh well enough to be combined into one recording. But when he tried the clip again back at his desk, he heard "laurel". "Is the person more of a high-pitched voice or a low-pitched voice?"

Is it "Yanny" or is it "Laurel"?

"It's partly because of different frequencies in the audio file", Goetz said. Even though we now know the origin of the famous clip, the debate rages on. Couple this with all the cultural and linguistic ways we've been trained to hear certain vowels, and you've got a ideal recipe for a little audio illusion. In the meantime, baffle your friends and astound your enemies, until the next random internet phenomenon has you doubting your own senses.


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