Yanny/Laurel conundrum: The science behind the confusing audio clip explained

Trump hears 'covfefe' as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'

Trump hears 'covfefe' as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'

A user wrote,"Does anyone hear both yanny and laurel or is it just me?"

The White House released a video Thursday joining in on the Laurel Vs. Yanny debate and offering a mix of responses.

One of the first things to understand is a concept called priming.

The clip was initially posted online by a high school student who needed to learn the definition of "laurel", Wired reported Wednesday. It spread like wildfire after Chloe posted it on Twitter.

Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Labs in San Francisco, said the environment in which one listens, including whether headphones or a speaker are used, affects the intensity of the frequencies, and hence what one hears. When the pitch is turned down 30% you'll hear Yanny, when it is increased 30% you'll clearly hear Laurel. What does this mean?

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also pledges her allegiance to Yanny. Higher frequency sounds in the recording make people hear "Yanny", whereas lower frequencies cause others to hear "Laurel". So, team Laurel wins and whoever got that right can rightfully brag about it.

Decide for yourself by watching the clip above, via the White House.

The internet is mired in another intense perception debate.

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