Laurel vs Yanny : VOTE POLL & Someone please explain!

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by Soundsgoodtome, May 16, 2018.
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What do you hear???

Poll closed Friday at 5:00 PM.
  1. Yanny

    21.6%
  2. Laurel

    67.6%
  3. Both (simultaneously)

    5.4%
  4. Both (different times)

    5.4%
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  1. Soundsgoodtome
    Ok, you've probably seen/heard this going around. If not, this same audio clip when played in a room will get people to hear both Yanny OR Laurel. So how do some people hear Yanny and why do some hear Laurel?!?

    It isn't some trick btw, I've tried it with 4 people in a room and it was 3 to 1 on Yanny:Laurel ratio.

    What's the deal, input your thoughts, and someone please explain this ridiculous tidal wave all over the news and social media now!!
     
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  2. RRod
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  3. bigshot
    This is what I hear...

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  4. bigshot
    I don't hear this...

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  5. taffy2207
    I hear dead people, I mean Yanny (sounds more like Yemi to me, I had 'Lost' Throwbacks for a moment there) but what do I know, I'm 80% deaf in my right leg.
     
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  6. Lurk650
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  7. RRod
    I'm just trying to imagine how something akin to the cut that makes 'Yanny' could happen to one's hearing. "Hey I can't hear under 1k!"

    Also to note: People are like 'oh people over 25 can't here gud!', but another factor is that people over 25 might have speakers/headphones worth a damn :wink:
     
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  8. Soundsgoodtome
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  9. Lurk650
    FWIW, as said, I heard Yanny and the dress was Blue :D
     
  10. Lurk650
    It is very strange, our brain is complex machine lol
     
  11. castleofargh Contributor
    I need some massive change of pitch to hear anything other than a Laurel with chewed Ls like said by the first dog to learn how to speak properly. even with the pitch change what I hear is never Yanny it's more of a yarry, narry, larry... for me.
    tried to fool around with my EQ but nothing seems to really work aside from almost completely filter out the signal. which really wouldn't explain why people hear Yanni even on mono cellphone tweeters rolling off the low end at 400hz. so maybe what we use to listen to the track doesn't have a big impact on what we perceive here? at least it doesn't for me.


    now that sirious biznez is done:
    could it be the same issue as people who look at the planet and see it flat or round? ^_^

    the dress is blue it is a fact. those who see it gold are wrong! ahahahahah, you're wrong and I'm right !!!! victory!!!!!!!!!!!



    ps: perhaps the alien invasion started years ago and those tests are used by the government to make them expose themselves unknowingly. if you're an alien and you hear Yanni or see a gold dress, do not tell anybody about it, it is a trap! and I'm a little late, but welcome to our planet. let's be friends.
     
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  12. LazyListener
    Someone should do a poll. I hear Laurel. On another clip where someone changed the pitch, I heard Yanny. Does that mean that those of us who can hear both with a pitch change have a better sense of hearing?
     
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  13. SciOC
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html

    So the New York times created a slider that changes the pitch and it's super weird. You can really mess with your brain. If you move the slider very slowly, i can almost get all the way in the Laurel side before I actually start hearing Laurel. If I hear Laurel, and start moving slowly back to the yanny side I can get just past the middle before I hear yanny again. Normally, in the middle I hear yanny. About one increment over is where I hear Laurel if it's fresh and not playing in a loop.

    Weird stuff. Some of my co-workers have areas they can hear both, but I don't have that anywhere I can tell.
     
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  14. SciOC
    Duplicate, please delete.
     
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  15. Soundsgoodtome
    Done. Cast your votes head-fi!!!
     
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