It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

The White House twitter account posted a video Thursday night of staffers' two cents, with President Trump himself making an appearance. The clip was recorded from a vocabulary website playing through the speakers on a computer.

How you listen to the recording will also affect what you hear.

Humans typically pay attention to three different frequencies when they're listening to speech.

"I hear both now", she said. What does this mean?

It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to' Kellyanne Conway says with a smirk in the clip
It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to' Kellyanne Conway says with a smirk in the clip

"All I hear is the call of death's warm embrace", wrote Kate Aronoff, a reporter for the left-leaning In These Times. "I heard 'Yanny, '" said the puzzled Hetzel, when she looked up the word "Laurel". "All I hear is Yanny", responded Sarah Sanders.

If you run it through a High Pass Filter, and isolate Yanny, so that your brain knows what to look for, then it becomes hard to unhear and you start to hear both of them at the same time, so there is perhaps some mental perception involved as well. The disputed mystery audio clip that sounds like different things to different people, Yanny or Laurel has divided the Internet. So, team Laurel wins and whoever got that right can rightfully brag about it.

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