Neuroscientist Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • The Laurel vs. Yanny debate is taking the internet by storm. WIRED's Louise Matsakis speaks with Tyler Perrachione, PhD, about why certain people hear Laurel when playing the now-infamous audio clip and others hear Yanny.

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    Neuroscientist Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon | WIRED
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  • Sayden

     (May 17, 2018)

    Am I the only one hearing both?

  • Chloe G

     (2 days ago)

    Sayden no

  • Postghost

     (2 days ago)

    Ive been hearing laurel up until i heard it in BigFat Quiz. Was listening to the show through headphones while getting chicken out of the oven, The laurel clip was playing over a few times in it and I first heard it as laurel like usual, then by the time I had sat down I was hearing yanni for the 1st time since this all started and finally verifying the phenomenon to me completely. Now, I can only hear yanni.Now I am on a quest to get laurel back...

  • Airielle Min

     (May 21, 2018)

    My grandma said she heard Jerry. 😂

  • super kiriaki

     (Mar 13, 2019)

    Me too!

  • All Things Random

     (Mar 9, 2019)

    My brother heard lerry 😂

  • V. Hall

     (Oct 11, 2018)

    Laurel 100%. He has LEGO hair.

  • Janice Smith

     (Apr 13, 2019)


  • Victor Kopp

     (Jan 27, 2019)

    Nah its totally yanny

  • Nylon

     (May 21, 2018)

    Love how the mouse pointer is out in full force hahaha

  • Arthur Gamaghelkov

     (3 days ago)

    Haha thats so funny, very fuckin funny. Great joke 🅱️🅾️❗️

  • Vescent

     (May 21, 2018)

    I hear clearly LAUREL!!! I can't figure out how other people hear YANNY

  • TC spacecat

     (5 days ago)

    I used to hear laurel but now I hear yanny

  • NPC #4782

     (Apr 13, 2019)

    People who hear Yanny are colorblind and they need to put their glasses

  • Jake Roosenbloom

     (May 16, 2018)

    She looks so familiar but doesn't look like anyone

  • aznmarty256

     (Dec 24, 2018)

    Young Lindsay Lohan and Cara Delevigne.

  • Sumair Bawa

     (May 22, 2018)

    Definitely Cecily Strong.

  • Momma O

     (May 23, 2018)

    l hear both! weird.

  • Mandee Flinn

     (Apr 5, 2019)

    I hear both.

  • Herobomer

     (Mar 17, 2019)


  • Mart Muru

     (May 21, 2018)

    The original recording is saying Laurel. Good job brain.

  • Tagataro Lian

     (Jan 8, 2019)

    then yu're just deaf

  • Jimmy123

     (Jan 8, 2019)

    +Rob Elliott YES I HEAR YANNY

  • Zan

     (May 23, 2018)

    i hear despacito

  • A 9 Years Old NOT YouTuber

     (May 22, 2018)

    I hear despacito