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Move over 'yanny-laurel' debate, the 'brain storm-green needle' is here

Move over 'yanny-laurel' debate, the 'brain storm-green needle' is here

Some hear the clip as "laurel", while others hear it as "yanny".

"The big debate right now, is it Yanny or is it Laurel?"

"It's "Laurel.' But I could deflect and divert to 'Yanny" if you need me to", Conway says.

Watch the video:The audio snippet with just two syllables ignited an internet meltdown, dividing social media users into staunchly opposed camps: do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel?"

Donald Trump's staff have released their own video trying to settle the question that has been on America's mind since a YouTube clip went viral earlier this week.

"Laurel" debate that's baffled the internet this week is dead.

In the video, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked for her response to reports saying she hears "Laurel". He hears 'covfefe', a word a invented past year in a cryptic tweet.

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The audio clip was trending this morning, so I shared the story and played the clip for listeners on the air.

Vice President Mike Pence even made an appearance in the clip, simply asking 'Who's Yanny?'

Humans typically pay attention to three different frequencies when they're listening to speech.

George Ablett wrote on Twitter: "Think the Laurel or Yanny thing is weird? When the low frequencies are more emphasised, people will hear "Laurel", Crum said.

How you listen to the recording will also affect what you hear. 'All I hear is Yanny'.

"There really isn't a true reality, there is only our perceptual reality", Crum said.


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