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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Neuroscientist Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon | WIRED



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The Laurel vs. Yanny debate is taking the internet by storm. WIRED's Louise Matsakis speaks with Tyler Perrachione, PhD, about why certain people hear Laurel when playing the now-infamous audio clip and others hear Yanny.

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I first saw/heard a version of this clip on Fox News (via TV) and heard LAUREL... 100% without doubt. That was BEFORE I knew what this was all about.

But now on this YT version I hear Yanny... 100%.

I suspect that the quality of the source audio and (frequency) aspects of playback device have a lot to do with what you hear :roll

But I also note the Psychological (expectations) explanation

I am reminded of the "spinning lady" optical illusion.... where you can (at a pinch) perceive the woman spinning clockwise or the reverse direction.

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The White House take the Test....


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BTW
I just came back to this thread... and NOW I am back to hearing "Laurel"... I simply CAN NOT hear Yanny at all... and I have tried.

Weird!... same clip that I listened to earlier today and heard "Yanny" !!

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Dang!

Watters World just played the thing... and I am back to "YANNY" :roll

Watters played the WH version.... and I could hear Yanny (only) in the background of that.

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I've only listened to the two videos you have posted here.

I hear "Yanny" in both. :40

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I was a Laural briefly... but a Yanny when I found the clips...... then a Laural... now I am back to a Yanny :95



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Yeah... I'll keep coming back to it until I hear "covfefe" :roll

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I clicked on the recording in the article and it is definitely "Laurel", obviously. I think someone messed with the audio and there are two or more recordings floating around. ;)
The White House video remains a winner!!

New York Actor Who Voiced the Yanny Vs. Laurel Clip Spills Story Behind the Viral Recording
By Jessy Edwards | NBCDFW | May 23, 2018


Last Wednesday, Jay Aubrey Jones, 64, was getting ready to go to his temp job when a story caught his eye on the "Today" show.

A viral audio recording was making headlines worldwide: some swore it said "Yanny," others insisted it said "Laurel." Jones thought nothing of it, until his phone started blowing up later that day. The voice in the recording was him, he realized. And — shock horror — he was saying laurel.

"Oddly enough I had not regonized my own voice when I heard it on television," he told NBC 4 Tuesday. "I'm completely and utterly floored by this, I'm really amused...every so often I'm laughing."

It turns out Jones, a New York-based Broadway and television actor, recorded the word "laurel" more than a decade ago for Vocabulary.com. The 64-year-old said he was in between acting jobs at the time, working at JPMorgan Chase, when a friend came to him with the opportunity. He auditioned and got the job.

"I wound up recording about 36,000 words and phrases, the whole process took about two or three months. The one that sticks out the most to me was Ethel Merman ... typical for a Broadway kid, right?" Jones said.

More at link: https://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/en ... -Clip.html


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