Royals manager Ned Yost weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel debate

Nobody can agree if this robot says 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' and everyone is arguing about it

Numerous people I spoke said they only heard Yanny.

So now we ask, what do you hear, Laurel or Yanny?

They speculate that there are two separate voices in the recording, one saying "Laurel" at a lower frequency and the other saying "Yanny" at a higher frequency.

Dr. Bunta said the audio illusion is actually a combination of artificial signals that sound like Yanny and Laurel.

Yanny or Laurel? Laurel or Yanny? "So whichever you're more dominant to is what you're going to lean to, and why you're so persistent on it, that's what you think you hear".

Mark Tinkler, founder and chief technology officer of vocabulary.com, told TIME the original audio recording comes from an opera singer contracted to record English language words for the website.

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The Times traced the clip back to an 18-year-old high school student in Lawrenceville, Ga., who was apparently working on a school project. And there's also the issue of quality, a high-end speaker like ones in our editing rooms have a broader range of frequencies then say cell phone.

The creator of the viral sensation spoke out and sorry to say "Yanny" listeners, he confirmed he said "Laurel".

The clip picked up steam after a debate erupted on Reddit this week.

Speech scientists say there's a simple reason for the audio trickery that has to do with the way our brains learn to quickly decipher vowels and words. Even though we now know the origin of the famous clip, the debate rages on.

The brain and ear together makes a quite a toolset, selectively listening and/or blocking what we hear. Everyone listens differently, and depending on which thing you hear first, may also influence the aspect of the sound that you think is dominant.

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