Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Tigers Players Debate Whether Sound Says Laurel or Yanny

Image result for gold and white dress Tigers Players Debate Whether Sound Says Laurel or Yanny
Stacy Diaz | 17 May, 2018, 00:56

A lot like the famous dress that divided the world over whether it was blue and black or white and gold, the short Yanny vs. Laurel audio clip has gone wildly viral, with the entire internet arguing over what's said. Take our online poll and let us know: Yanny or Laurel?

Give it a listen.

We also took to the streets to find out what Ottawans heard, and you can check out the responses in the video above.

Story analyzed the acoustic features of the words "Yanny" and "Laurel".

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

They said older adults tend to start losing their hearing at the higher frequency ranges. 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".

"But not only that, the brains themselves can be wired very differently to interpret speech", he says.

For Kraus, the Northwestern professor who runs a laboratory on the biology of how humans process sound, it matters little how people interpret this single word in a poor-quality, idiosyncratic recording.

"Age can play a role, as well as expectations, Spoor said".

I have no idea how anyone else can hear anything but "Laurel" - even when I heard a change in the bass level provided by another tweet.

Finally, go back to the first clip.