#N12BX: Yanny or Laurel?

Posted: Updated:

The internet is abuzz with the latest viral debate over an audio clip.

Twitter user CloeCouture posted the now viral debate with an audio file asking listeners if what they heard sounded like the word "Yanny" or "Laurel."

Of course, people heard two different sounds.

Some say they heard the word "Yanny" while others argued they could only hear "Laurel."

Participants even reported hearing "Yanny" on one device and then "Laurel" on another.

Scientists say they may have an explanation as to why and how people are hearing two different sounds.

They say it has to do with the lower quality of the audio recording and how you listen to it.

Some have suggested hearing "Yanny" is a result of a device's speakers which produces less bass and those who hear Laurel may be listening on devices with higher treble.

The debate has also resurrected the "which color is the dress?" debate from 2015.

  • #N12BXMore>>

  • #N12BX: Boston Pizza

    #N12BX: Boston Pizza

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-10-17 15:22:31 GMT

    A Boston pizzeria has ranked first on a list of the top pizza joints in the nation, according to a new poll.

    A Boston pizzeria has ranked first on a list of the top pizza joints in the nation, according to a new poll.

  • #N12BX: Noisiest NYC neighborhoods

    #N12BX: Noisiest NYC neighborhoods

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-10-16 16:05:09 GMT

    A list has been made of the nosiest neighborhoods in the city, according to city data. 

    A list has been made of the nosiest neighborhoods in the city, according to city data. 

  • #N12BX: Halloween plans for kids

    #N12BX: Halloween plans for kids

    Monday, October 15 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-10-15 15:31:23 GMT

    Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will be at Gracie Mansion for the mayor and first lady's annual Halloween festivities. 

    Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will be at Gracie Mansion for the mayor and first lady's annual Halloween festivities. 

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • Just Married in The Bronx

    Just Married in The Bronx

    Share your wedding with News 12.Share your wedding with News 12.

    News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.  

    News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.  

  • Your 2018 Bronx Fall Fun Photos

    Your 2018 Bronx Fall Fun Photos

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-09-05 17:41:54 GMT
    Send us your Fall Fun Pics!Send us your Fall Fun Pics!
    Send us your Fall Fun Pics!Send us your Fall Fun Pics!

    Is fall your favorite season? Are you and your family doing fun things this fall? Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 The Bronx want to see your Fall Fun pics! Send them via Twitter or Instagram with the #BXFallFun and they might end up on air or on News12.com.

    Is fall your favorite season? Are you and your family doing fun things this fall? Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 The Bronx want to see your Fall Fun pics! Send them via Twitter or Instagram with the #BXFallFun and they might end up on air or on News12.com.

  • Bronx Birthday Smiles

    Bronx Birthday Smiles

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!
    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."