Scientific Explanation of Why We Hear Laurel/Yanny Differently

Here’s the reasons behind the Laurel/Yanny madness today.

According to a hearing professor at the University of Arizona, it comes down to recording quality, speaker quality, and a lot of audio sciencey stuff like acoustic resonance of our vocal chords.

That also explains why when the recording is pitched up or down, we hear it differently.

Here’s the very technical write up in CNN.

 

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