What do you hear? “Yanny” or “Laurel??” So this was the big question around the country yesterday. See how different ones heard 2 different words. Scientists explains it all!
- The internet is aflame about whether a robotic-sounding recording says “yanny” or “laurel.”
- 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.
- The recording seems to be a slightly altered version of vocabulary.com’s pronunciation aide for the word laurel. (Sorry, team yanny.)
Listen to the audio here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/a-speech-scientist-reveals-why-the-viral-laurel-versus-yanny-argument-has-only-one-right-answer/ar-AAxnV80?li=BBnb7Kz