"I didn't hear Yanny at all", Mikie Mahtook said.
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It's also worth noting that people are expecting to hear either "Yanny" or "Laurel", which makes it more likely that they actually will hear one of those words and not something else.
Alicia Spoor, president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, agreed the quality was not good. She said the complicated answer has to do with "resonance of the speech sounds". Older individuals tend to not have as great of a high frequency range, so they may be more likely to hear "Laurel". "However, there is a significant difference in the second and third resonances of the two words, which is how humans interpret the words", she said.More news: Kent State University Has No Problem With Rifle-Toting Graduation Photos
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People who hear both words are switching their focus during the audio clip. He says it sounds like "Laurel". He carried out his own experiment by analyzing a waveform image of the viral recording and compared it to recordings of himself saying "laurel" and "yanny". Others are paying attention to the high frequency tones, so they hear "Yanny".More news: The Windsors Royal Wedding special proves a triumph with viewers
Some people speculated the age of the listener might determine what people heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results.