Tech & Science Nobody can agree if this robot says 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' and everyone is arguing about it

04:51  16 may  2018
04:51  16 may  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Georgia Teen Behind Yanny/Laurel Debate Reveals What the Word Really Is

  Georgia Teen Behind Yanny/Laurel Debate Reveals What the Word Really Is She was a Yanny.

Is the robot voice saying “ Yanny ” or “ Laurel ”? One Reddit user said : “I hear Laurel and everyone is a liar.” “They are saying they hear ‘ Yanny ’ because they want attention,” a tweet read.

I would like to point out that nobody should ever fully support one or the other. This is a crazy thing to argue about , but I have to say that I have never watched nor will I ever watch Harry Potter because of all of the magic and sorcery When all earthlings argue , everyone would choose earth.

a close up of a device: Do you hear 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? © Roland Camry/Reddit Do you hear 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'?

Workplaces everywhere ground to a halt as everybody argued whether the robot in this recording says "Yanny" or "Laurel."

To cut right to the chase, here's the recording, as shared on Twitter by influencer and designer Cloe Feldman. The recording apparently originated on Reddit.

Some Twitter users have said they hear "Yanny" and some say they hear "Laurel."

Apparently, both sides are correct, according to findings from some Reddit users.

They speculate that there are two separate voices in the recording, one saying "Laurel" at a lower frequency and the other saying "Yanny" at a higher frequency. If you play the recording at a frequency with more bass, you're probably more likely to hear "Laurel," while if the there is less bass, you'll hear "Yanny."

The two words mesh well enough to be combined into one recording. The human brain can't process both at once, though, so it picks one to process, depending on your hearing range.

A very helpful Twitter user adjusted the pitch of the recording to show this. "Yanny" can clearly be heard when the pitch is lowered, and "Laurel" can be heard when the pitch is raised.

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Nobody Said Anything by Raymond Carver. 3 Jan 2014 Dermot Will You Please Be Quiet, Please Cite Post. The fact that R. asks George to do something about his parents’ arguing also suggests that R. wishes to resolve the issue (of his parents’ arguing ).

“You should be nicer to him,” a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. “He has no friends.” This , I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it .

YouTube channel Nerd It Up dissected the recording as well, concluding that which word you hear depends on the pitch of the recording.

To sum it up, different people hear sounds in different pitches, which is why the Internet couldn't decide on which word, "Yanny" or "Laurel," the recording was saying.

This isn't the first time a conundrum like this has taken the internet by storm. People were left befuddled by the infamous dress incident of 2015 in which no one could decide if a dress in the photo was white and gold or black and blue. The similarites did not escape Twitter users.

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