Neuroscientist Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon | WIRED

  • Published on:  5/16/2018
  • The Laurel vs. Yanny debate is taking the internet by storm. WIRED's Louise Matsakis speaks with Tyler Perrachione, PhD, about why certain people hear Laurel when playing the now-infamous audio clip and others hear Yanny.Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Neuroscientist Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon | WIRED


  • Wren feather
    Wren feather 3 months ago+78

    Husband: I love you Laurel!
    Wife: Who the heck is Yanny!!!

  • V. Hall
    V. Hall 10 months ago+155

    Laurel 100%. He has LEGO hair.

  • Vescent
    Vescent a years ago+230

    I hear clearly LAUREL!!! I can't figure out how other people hear YANNY

  • Momma O
    Momma O a years ago+182

    l hear both! weird.

  • Severin Prætorius Salling
    Severin Prætorius Salling a years ago+1080

    Am I the only one hearing both?

  • 1nsane Soul
    1nsane Soul 2 months ago+17

    He puts himself in front of a bookcase or library
    to make himself look smart
    Prove Me Wrong

  • Nylon
    Nylon a years ago+264

    Love how the mouse pointer is out in full force hahaha

  • Sam The Lam
    Sam The Lam 7 months ago+25

    Random Person: Hi Whats Your Name?
    You: Laurel
    Random Person: Hi Yanny

  • majidi
    majidi yesterday

    Yanni (with a guy who said it while breathing helium)

  • Who's Bad
    Who's Bad a years ago+608

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought she was the neuroscientist

  • A 9 Years Old NOT YouTuber

    I hear despacito

  • daniel lee
    daniel lee 2 months ago+10

    i can hear both at the same time. Laurel very clearly, and yanny in very high pitched and very faint way

  • Zan
    Zan a years ago+18

    i hear despacito

  • adrianamichelle.x
    adrianamichelle.x a years ago+46

    I heard Yanny first...but then I put my iPad near my ears and it said Yanny but at the same game it said laurel!!
    I hear both!!✨#teamboth✨🌸

  • Antweezy
    Antweezy a years ago+1820

    all i hear is "execute order 66"

  • Doll Crazy Madhouse
    Doll Crazy Madhouse 5 days ago+2

    People with high frequency hearing loss will hear Laurel.

  • Kazi Shadid Raiyan
    Kazi Shadid Raiyan 6 months ago+8

    I don't hear anything, I just get Vietnamese flashbacks...

  • Banana Boi 3000
    Banana Boi 3000 yesterday

    No I hear laurel and yanny

  • Ragad
    Ragad a years ago+62

    I hear yalee 😶

  • Penguin13524
    Penguin13524 a years ago+482

    So Ed Sheeran is a scientist now?