"Yanny" or "Laurel", this audio clip is tearing the internet apart

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

But for some reason, it's caused enough contention and confusion that it's been compared to the blue and black vs white and gold dress dilemma. Well, we might have a sequel. And one person summed it all up, writing, "I mean HOW are we communicating on a day to day basis if half you are hearing "yanny"?"

The voice saying "Laurel" speaks at a lower volume than the voice saying "Yanny". Chrissy Teigen, who's pregnant with her second child, doesn't understand how anyone can hear "Yanny".

And Twitter is freaking out about it.

And Mikkelsen told Gizmodo that your background might impact what you hear too - that folks from the city, used to loud noises, might expect to hear different sound than people from the country.

Some people heard "Yanny".

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But just about everyone is pointing to this Reddit post from Roland Camry as the original source of the Laurel-Yanny conundrum.

One Redditor's theory is that the word you hear depends on the amount of bass you hear in the device you're listening on, Select All reported.

Finally, everyone's hearing is different, and environment can have a lot to do with how you perceive sound. There may also be some audio tomfoolery involved as well, as Twitter user @earthvessquotes fiddled with the audio and found that mixing the bass/treble ratio plays a role in what you hear. The audio illusion drew comparisons to the great dress debate of 2015. Some people swear they hear nothing but Laurel, while others can't fathom hearing anything but Yanny.

Here's another example of a visual cue affecting the way a word is heard.

What do you hear? (In our small, unscientific Slack debate, the Yanny/Laurel divide didn't split cleanly through age ranges, however.) Or, it could be the speakers you're using to listen to the file, and which frequencies they're emphasizing.

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