The scientific reasons you hear ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’ in that viral sound clip

The blue/gold dress, the Yanny/Laurel illusion, and Rubin's vase.

Yanny/Laurel is the blue dress vs. gold dress of 2018. Kinda.

Much like the gold/blue dress thing from several years ago, the Internet is on fire regarding this viral sound clip, which was originally posted to Instagram by high school student Roland Szabo, and then blew up on Reddit. It is a true audio illusion:

What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
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