Remember the dress rage? Now ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel’ are causing a stir

PUBLISHED: Wed, 16 May 2018 11:49:02 GMT

In 2015 the dress of disputed colours caused a stir on the internet, now it is the below audio. Some hear ‘yanny’ others ‘laurel’.

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018

According to Quartz, what you hear could be due to audio cognition. “The way you hear sound is influenced by your life in sound—what you know about sound,” neurobiologist Nina Kraus, who runs Brainvolts, told the publication.

In other words Quartz states: “Once you are trained to hear a sound, you’re more easily able to hear that sound. And sound trains the brain very quickly”.

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