B2 中高級 美國腔 5494 分類 收藏
開始影片後,點擊或框選字幕可以立即查詢單字
字庫載入中…
回報字幕錯誤
Do you hear Yanny
or Laurel
A recent Twitter poll found, that 47% of people hear "Yanny", while 53% hear "Laurel"
Clearly this has created an internet argument that is dividing the nation
So what is the science behind the madness?
One of the first aspects is priming
If you were to play this clip without providing the option of "Yanny" or "Laurel"
you may have heard neither of these words
But by reading them, you're primed to hear one or the other.
Secondly when you speak you are producing sound waves, which propagate through the air
This is a visual depiction of the sound waves of the original Yanny/Laurel recording
created by Brad Story, a Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing
Here is the depiction of him saying "Laurel"
You can see that the acoustic features are very similar
Here is a depiction of him saying "Yanny"
The acoustic features are also similar
So the words "Yanny" and "Laurel" audibly are more similar than you might think
Whether you're listening on a laptop, phone or headphones
will influence what you hear based on sound quality
But what if you were listening through the same device but you hear different things with someone next to you
It might have to do with the age of your ears
The sounds in "Yanny" play at a higher frequency than the sounds in "Laurel"
As we age, our ears are less able to hear higher frequencies
So if you are hearing "Yanny", you might have younger ears
Luckily with the help of the internet, we can hear both
Brilliant twitter user @xxv posted audio of the pitch brought both down and up
When you listen to it brought down 30%, you will hear "Yanny"
Yanny x2
But when you listen to it with the pitch brought up 30%, you will likely hear Laurel
Laurel x2
Your brain has so much stimulus at all times that it uses existing information and precise neurological pathways to focus its attention
This is why at a loud party you can listen to your friend beside you
but pop your attention into another convo if need be
Similarly, your brain is unconsciously choosing which frequencies in the recording to pay attention to so
So... What is the final answer?
If you heard "Laurel", you are correct! The original recording is saying Laurel
but with higher frequencies overlaid, creating ambiguity
Love learning about amazing and interesting things in the world?
We actually just started a brand new podcast called "SIDENOTE"
where we explore the things that are stumping us or making us curious in life
and then insert all the mind-blowing science behind it
We'd love for you to check it out on iTunes or whichever podcast app you use
Your support means a ton to us as we slowly journey into exploring more science in a new medium
Again it's called SIDENOTE and it's brand new, so we're excited to know what you think
We'll leave some links below
And subscribe for more weekly science videos every Thursday
提示:點選文章或是影片下面的字幕單字,可以直接快速翻譯喔!

載入中…

載入中…

你聽到的是 Yanny 還是 Laurel?(Do You Hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? (SOLVED with SCIENCE))

5494 分類 收藏
Samuel 發佈於 2018 年 6 月 1 日    Cyndi 翻譯    Evangeline 審核
看更多推薦影片
  1. 1. 單字查詢

    在字幕上選取單字即可即時查詢單字喔!

  2. 2. 單句重複播放

    可重複聽取一句單句,加強聽力!

  3. 3. 使用快速鍵

    使用影片快速鍵,讓學習更有效率!

  4. 4. 關閉語言字幕

    進階版練習可關閉字幕純聽英文哦!

  5. 5. 內嵌播放器

    可以將英文字幕學習播放器內嵌到部落格等地方喔

  6. 6. 展開播放器

    可隱藏右方全文及字典欄位,觀看影片更舒適!

  1. 英文聽力測驗

    挑戰字幕英文聽力測驗!

  1. 點擊展開筆記本讓你看的更舒服

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔