• A speech scientist reveals why the viral 'laurel' versus 'yanny' argument has only one right answer

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    The internet is aflame about whether a robotic-sounding recording says "yanny" or "laurel."
    Speech scientists say there's a simple reason for the audio trickery that has to do with the way our brains learn to quickly decipher vowels and words.
    The recording seems to be a slightly altered version of vocabulary.com's pronunciation aide for the word laurel.
    Yanny or laurel?
    The internet exploded in argument this week as people debated which of those words a robot was saying in this recording, posted by YouTube vlog-er Chloe Feldman:
    What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel...
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  • The viral ‘Yanny or Laurel' debate is driving the internet insane, but we have the answer here

    The viral ‘Yanny or Laurel' debate is driving the internet insane, but we have the answer here

    7 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you've probably run into the latest viral trend: "Yanny" vs. "Laurel." On Monday evening, YouTube personality Cloe Feldman shared a three-second audio clip on Twitter in which a robotic voice utters a noise. Some people are hearing "yanny," while others are hearing "laurel." Yes, this is the equivalent of the photograph of the multicolored dress that took the internet by storm in 2015.
    The fun of the clip is rooted in the fact that everyone seems to be split fairly evenly on the true nature of the sound. With over 14,000 votes...
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