Internet divided over 'Yanny or Laurel' video clip

The debate quickly spread and became a trending topic, as Team Yanny supporters argued with Team Laurel.

You couldn't get on social media Tuesday without seeing Team Yanny and Team Laurel going at it.

So what do you hear?

"Turn the volume up/down to hear each version".

But that doesn't necessarily explain why someone would hear the lower or higher frequencies.

Story also said that, if you change the pitch of the original recording, you can hear both words.

Some people, this author included, clearly heard a male voice repeating the word Laurel in a monotone.

Obviously this also depends on individual physiology and on what you "expect" to hear.

Here's another example of a visual cue affecting the way a word is heard.

On the other hand, a Twitter user found that you can actually hear both the words if you adjust the bass level of the clip.

Others say they hear, 'Laurel'.

We asked a radio producer (who asked we not use his name) what his take was, and he tested the clip out. "It's saying 'Laurel, '" Mills said.

ABC News' Brad Mielke and David Rind contributed to this report.

On Monday, Twitter user Cloe Feldman posted the audio and while the answer seemed obvious, thousands of people's replies were divided. "They are saying they hear "yanny" because they want attention...." another chimed in. "Either 'Yanny" or 'Laurel'".

First, it was "what color is the dress?".

The debate rings similar to that of "the dress" from the early months of 2015.

  • Carolyn Briggs