Grapefruitprincess ReLoaded: Yanny? Laurel? Well, I'm Larry. And I'll tell you who's right!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Yanny? Laurel? Well, I'm Larry. And I'll tell you who's right!

It's all over social media and even on TV these days: The Yanny/Laurel debate. Are you team "Yanny"? Or team "Laurel"? Well - you will know who wins this debate very soon, cause I am here to help!
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Yanny Laurel explained


We all know I'm a little weird, maybe that's why I hear neither, but LARRY! That was my first thought! Like, who even hears Yanny or Laurel? I hear Larry. Period. But here's the file again:


The explanation - the big WHY? - is way easier and logical than you'd think. Are you looking for someone to explain the science behind the latest trending phenomenon that's tearing the Internet apart? Danny Aronson, CEO of EVEN, the company creating headphones known as "glasses for your ears" can lay out the technical reasons why the infamous Yanny and Laurel recording is an optical illusion for your ears.


For starters: What you hear depends on which frequencies your brain emphasizes. In a noisy recording, there are lots of different frequencies captured. Higher frequency sounds in the recording make people hear "Yanny," whereas lower frequencies cause others to hear "Laurel." What you hear also depends on your age. Older adults often start losing their hearing within the higher-frequency range, meaning it's possible that more young people hear "Yanny."

There are also other technical explanations. For example, what you hear might have to do with your speakers, headphones, or the acoustics in the room. There's also the question of what platform you heard the recording on first — the differences in the audio could have something to do with how Twitter or Instagram compresses video files.

So - can we agree on "Everyone is right?" this time? :oD
Alright. Until the next internet phenomenon, have a fantastic day!

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for sharing the explanation on Mommy Monday blog post.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Yanny? Laurel? Well, I'm Larry. And I'll tell you who's right!

It's all over social media and even on TV these days: The Yanny/Laurel debate. Are you team "Yanny"? Or team "Laurel"? Well - you will know who wins this debate very soon, cause I am here to help!
(If you use links in this post, I may earn a commission. Full Disclosure

Yanny Laurel explained


We all know I'm a little weird, maybe that's why I hear neither, but LARRY! That was my first thought! Like, who even hears Yanny or Laurel? I hear Larry. Period. But here's the file again:


The explanation - the big WHY? - is way easier and logical than you'd think. Are you looking for someone to explain the science behind the latest trending phenomenon that's tearing the Internet apart? Danny Aronson, CEO of EVEN, the company creating headphones known as "glasses for your ears" can lay out the technical reasons why the infamous Yanny and Laurel recording is an optical illusion for your ears.


For starters: What you hear depends on which frequencies your brain emphasizes. In a noisy recording, there are lots of different frequencies captured. Higher frequency sounds in the recording make people hear "Yanny," whereas lower frequencies cause others to hear "Laurel." What you hear also depends on your age. Older adults often start losing their hearing within the higher-frequency range, meaning it's possible that more young people hear "Yanny."

There are also other technical explanations. For example, what you hear might have to do with your speakers, headphones, or the acoustics in the room. There's also the question of what platform you heard the recording on first — the differences in the audio could have something to do with how Twitter or Instagram compresses video files.

So - can we agree on "Everyone is right?" this time? :oD
Alright. Until the next internet phenomenon, have a fantastic day!

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for sharing the explanation on Mommy Monday blog post.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni