Laurel or Yanny? The Audio Version of 'The Dress,' Explained

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

Listen to the clip below.

It started when Reddit user RolandCamry posted the clip earlier this week. Those who hear "Laurel" and those that hear "Yanny". What you expect to hear is, to a large extent, what your brain will hear-and what your brain hears is all that matters. It then circulated on Twitter this week, where the debate rages on.

The clip has been shared thousands of times, and people around the world - including celebrities Chrissy Teigen, Mindy Kaling and, of course, Yanni - have weighed in on what they hear.

How do two such different words fall under the tritone paradox in the first place? "The low quality recording creates enough ambiguity in the acoustic feature that some listeners may be led toward the "yanny" perception," Story explains.

'I hear Laurel and everyone is a liar, ' one person commented on Roland's post while another wrote: 'ARE YOU SERIOUS.

An audio recording of what some people hear as a robotic voice saying "Laurel", has been heard by others as "Yanny". That debate happened, according to some experts, based on how our eyes took in light.

'Then there was a period where it sounded like someone was saying yanny and someone else was saying laurel at the same time.

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Raul Veiga, CEO of production company Radial Produções, told BuzzFeed News this could also be a case of the McGurk Effect, where visual cues impact your hearing.

According to a CNET report, scientists and experts agree that the recording of the word is bad, to begin with.

Now a new sound recording has surfaced, and it's got people at odds over what's being said.

For starters, your expectations play a huge role here.

It's similar to singing along to a radio song when the signal is bad, said Alex Holcombe, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Sydney.

If you still can't hear both when listening to the combined audio, then at least you know which side to fight for when judgment day arrives.

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