Quiz: Can We Guess if You Heard Yanny or Laurel?
Can We Guess if You Heard Yanny or Laurel?
By: Teresa M.
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About This Quiz

Recently, the auditory version of the blue or gold dress debate took the internet by storm. You know what you heard, but we are betting that we can guess for ourselves just by getting to know you and the way you hear the world around you. After we get to know the way you perceive things with your ears, we are sure we'll get it right. 

Once all the science behind the Yanny or Laurel debate is explained, it all makes sense. It seems that those who are more in tune with lower frequencies heard Laurel. Those who are more susceptible to higher frequencies heard Yanny. It also depends on what your brain was expecting to hear and the device you were using to listen.

Although we won't be asking you to decipher any recorded messages during our Yanny or Laurel quiz, we will ask you about the way you listen to music and the every day sounds that either drive you crazy or make you feel right at home. By the time we're done, we are 100% confident we will know what you heard! 

As you work your way through our questions, play some calm and soothing music in the background. It will get you in the right frame of mind to let us guess if you heard Yanny or Laurel! 

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