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Yanny or Laurel? The great divide.

Updated: May 17, 2018

Written by: Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND


The latest internet craze has people everywhere asking “What do you hear?!”.



A computerized audio file repeats the name over and over, and people all over the internet are in full-on debate mode over what they hear. You cannot search social media without seeing Team Yanny or Team Laurel. It’s reminiscent of “The Dress”, a photo that went viral on the internet in 2015 when no one could decide if the dress was white and gold or blue and black. This little audio clip is sparking curiosity all over the internet. What do you hear? Why do you hear something different? How can people perceive one thing so differently?