The new illusion divided the Internet into two camps, but this time it is not a photo, but an audio recording.
This entry was created in 2007, when Broadway actor Jay Aubrey Jones sounded the words for an English language learning site. This year, student Kloya Feldman used this service when she came across the word laurel, meaning “honor”. But when she listened to him, she heard “yanni” and not “laurel”.
When the girl asked the Internet to listen and answer exactly what word sounds in the recording, users divided into two groups: some actually heard “laurel” and others “yanni”.
What do you hear ?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
- Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
As experts have already commented, it all depends on the individual perception of each person. It is believed that adults hear "Laurel", and children and adolescents - "Yanni." Those who equally perceive both low and high frequencies can alternately hear both words.