There's A Scientific Explanation For The "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" Debate

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

The White House hasn't escaped the "Laurel/Yanny" debate after it posted a video of US President Donald Trump and staff weighing in on the social media storm.

The answer is causing people to disagree about which name they hear.

"Depending on where you put your focus on sounds whether you focus more on low pitches or high pitches you're going to hear one or the other".

The white house staff having a little bit of fun there. You may also hear both, or flip between the two.

"I literally just turned all frequencies below 1khz to negative 70 decibels and I still hear 'laurel, '" someone said on Reddit.

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"It's so clearly Laurel, It's Laurel, but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to". At the end of the video, President Trump has the final word: "I hear covfefe", he says, a reference to a cryptic tweet posted from his account in 2017.

In the video, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked for her response to reports saying she hears "Laurel". "If you're not picking up on those higher frequencies then it sounds more like Laurel".

The Green Needle/Brainstorm auditory illusion has been popping up all over the web in the wake of the Laurel and Yanny trick.

But it turns out that there could be a scientific explanation for why people are hearing the recording differently.

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