Yanny vs. Laurel illusion: Here's why we're hearing different words

You aren't crazy. There's an explanation for this audio phenomenon.

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Co-workers gather around speakers in disagreement. Relatives choose sides. Friends question reality. 

Another internet mind game has divided us. It's time to get some answers. 

When I first heard the audio trick, I was team "Yanny" all the way. Now, all I hear is "Laurel." After feeling like my brain broke, I reached out to audiologists and linguistic experts. Turns out there are several factors as to why we are hearing different words in this viral sound clip

Watch the video embedded below for a breakdown of the phenomenon, teach yourself to hear the other side, and learn how this nonsense all got started:

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