Do you hear “laurel” or “yanny”? This audio illusion is fucking with my head

There’s been an audio clip floating around recently, in which a computerized voice repeats the word “laurel” over and over again… or “yanny”. Some people absolutely only hear one, some people only hear the other, and some can hear both. I can only hear “laurel” and my girlfriend can only hear “yanny”, and it’s fucking with my head more than any visual illusion. The words “laurel” and “yanny”(?) are such different sounds, it’s not like hearing “beer can” in a British accent or “bacon” in a Jamaican accent. Why does it work? No one is really sure… something about how your brain processes poor quality sound.

Read more and listen to the clip here