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    I only hear Laurel at regular speed. My wife hears Yanny. My 10 year-old also hears Yanny. My 7 and 5 year-olds hear Laurel. I've tried headphones and different devices.

    When it's slowed down 20% or more I hear Yanny. So do my younger two kids. My wife still can't hear Laurel when it's sped up by 40%.
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    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Yanny. I only hear Laurel when the pitch is elevated. Ditto for my wife. My son hears Laurel unless the pitch is very low.

    So weird. And cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Yanny. I only hear Laurel when the pitch is elevated. Ditto for my wife. My son hears Laurel unless the pitch is very low.

    So weird. And cool.
    I edited my first post. My younger two kids hear Laurel
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    I hear laurel. Wife hears yanny. We were both exasperated the other could not hear it the way we did. Very strange.

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    Is there a video or audio attached to your post?
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    Yanny for me and my kids.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Is there a video or audio attached to your post?

    https://www.popsci.com/yanny-laurel-...vidence#page-2
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    Laurel for me and Yanny for the rest of my house. I haven’t been able to do anything that makes it sound like Yanny to me. It’s very clearly Laurel every time. I almost feel like the Yanny crowd is just trying to make me feel stupid.
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    I hear Yanny every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Yanny for me and my kids.
    Wow, I just had a full reversal. Before I only heard yanny. Now I hear Laurel clear as day.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    It's not exactly yanny to me. I'm not hearing the "n" sound in the middle. It's more like "yeah-e".
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    Laurel for me and Yanny for the rest of my house. I haven’t been able to do anything that makes it sound like Yanny to me. It’s very clearly Laurel every time. I almost feel like the Yanny crowd is just trying to make me feel stupid.
    LOL @ CJF!
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    Its Laurel...duh
    Dyslexics are teople poo...

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    Yanny for everyone in my household except one daughter. She's obviously defective.

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    I hear both at the same time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    I hear both at the same time.
    Yep. (Though admittedly, the n sounds more like an m to me. Yammy and Laurel. Or even a muddled w. Yawwy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    LOL @ CJF!
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    I can hear them both now the Yanny is lighter and kind of in the background for me. If I listen through my crappy computer speakers I hear Laurel if I am close and Yanny if I am more than 5 feet away. I can literally hear it transition as I step away.
    Dyslexics are teople poo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    I can hear them both now the Yanny is lighter and kind of in the background for me. If I listen through my crappy computer speakers I hear Laurel if I am close and Yanny if I am more than 5 feet away. I can literally hear it transition as I step away.
    I just tried that - putting my ear right next to the speaker I hear laurel. As I move back I hear Yanny.
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    Yanny. I don't hear anything resembling an L or an R. I hear ee-annie.

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    yanny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    It's not exactly yanny to me. I'm not hearing the "n" sound in the middle. It's more like "yeah-e".
    Just listened to the clip through my computer speakers and it was pretty clearly "laurel". Previously was listening through my phone.
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    I hear laurel, wife yanny

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    I hear yanny. This is way more interesting than gray/pink dress. I can't hear L or R at all.
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    I find it changes based on the quality of the speakers.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    OK, check out this video:



    Once you isolate the two components and then listen again, I can hear both at the same time.
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    pretty crazy. On the headphones at work, it sounded like yanny. On my phone and home computer, it sounds like laurel.

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    Check this out:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...el-debate.html

    Use the slider to emphasize different parts of the sound wave. Now I hear both parts clearly. Crazy how the brain just picks up one or the other initially.
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

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    I tried that yesterday. Went from hearing only yanny to either depending on slider position and direction to only laurel.

    I wonder how I'd react initially if there were no word suggested before I heard the clip.

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