A user wrote,"Does anyone hear both yanny and laurel or is it just me?"
The audio went viral earlier this week, with some saying they hear "Laurel" in the clip and others saying they hear "Yanny".
If you've not heard the "Yanny/Laurel" audio clip that's been doing the rounds on the internet all week then you must have been living under a rock.
In perhaps the most vexing element of the debate, the majority of listeners hear beyond doubt one of the two words, with few waffling between the two.
One of the first things to understand is a concept called priming. The word Yanny, the second frequency, has nearly exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in Laurel.
There is a difference between what you hear, and why you hear it.
My immediate assumption was that our station sound processing had affected how I was hearing the audio. So hearing Yanny might mean you have younger ears. Some Twitter users found it amusing, while other scoffed at it. For those who thought "the dress" debate or the "Yanny-Laurel" debates were the end, now there's the "brain storm-green needle" conundrum.
So what is the final answer?
"But in this case we have an isolated sound with no context", forcing people to rely on a variety of other factors such as voices they've listened to recently.