What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
On Monday night, a fashion designer named Cloe Feldman tweeted out a video where a computer-generated voice says one word. The word is either Yanny or Laurel.
Some people hear “Yanny” and some people hear “Laurel.” Some even hear both . . . Chris hears Laurel 100%, and Renee hears both!
According to a poll on Buzzfeed, 50% of people said they heard Yanny . . . 36% heard Laurel . . . and 13% could hear both.
Why? It all has to do with the audio frequencies.
Younger people are more likely to hear “yanny,” because that’s what’s coming through in higher frequencies that they can still hear. You’re also more likely to hear “yanny” in bad speakers, because they don’t handle lower frequencies so well.