By studying her students’ brain activity, a neuroscientist may have cracked the Yanny/Laurel mystery

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It’s been three years since the public debate over the color of “the dress” split up friendships and divided families. (For the record, it was blue and black.)

This week, a similar viral debate emerged online — and this time, it’s an aural illusion rather than a visual one.

A two-syllable audio clip of a computerized voice has made waves on the internet, sparking a debate: Does this clip say “Laurel” or “Yanny?” The answer is — well, it’s whichever of the two you think you hear, though there have been some reports of people hearing “Yammy” too.

If you haven’t heard it yet, click below:

What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018

Celebrities and public figures have weighed in on the head-scratching debate over how two such seemingly different-sounding words could be interpreted from the same sound.

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Source:: Salon

      

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