Yanny or Laurel? A Neuroscientist Offers Answers

An audio soundbite circulating the internet has sparked the massive debate: Did you hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”?

Everyone we’ve spoken to has a different answer, with some hearing one or the other while listening to the exact same soundbite. So, what’s the deal?

WIRED writer Louise Matsakis recently spoke to neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione to get to the bottom of the latest internet riddle.

He explains why certain people hear “Laurel” when playing the now-infamous audio clip and others hear “Yanny”.

Watch the video above for answers.