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"Janni or Laurel?" Audio recording that people hear differently

Added Wed, 23/05/2018
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Wed, 16/05/2018

Reddit users found a short audio file in which a man pronounces the name — some users can hear it as Janni and the other Laurel. Many say that after a while you begin to hear a middle name.


The journalists The Verge found that users can hear different names due to different sound frequencies. "Yanni" is a high frequency, and Laurel is low. According to Lars, Rick, associate Professor of the Department of neuroscience at the University of Maastricht, the frequency can vary because of the equipment on which the audio file is reproduced. Also, the perception of sound is influenced by features of the structure of the ear and then that person expects to hear. Agree with him Professor Bharat Chandrasekaran from the University of Texas in Austin: "due to the fact that on the record there is a noise, your brain completes it as, in his opinion, should be."

As told by Rica, with age, people lose sensitivity to high frequencies, so many adults will hear "Laurel", and children and adolescents — Yanni. Users who perceive the same and the low and high frequencies will be alternately hear both names.

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