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#21 Slim

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

Has to do with pitch sensitivity.  The dominant sound is "laurel," but if you don't have full sensitivity to the full range of pitch within human ear, you only hear "yanny."

 

Interesting, but I'm very surprised to hear that "yanny" is in there at all. If it was "orru" or "lrr" or something I could understand it.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

Hear's ;)  another one-

 

 

Wow that's awesome - I heard brainstorm the first time and green needle the second :o


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

Wow that's awesome - I heard brainstorm the first time and green needle the second :o

 

By just thinking the words "green needle" the perception of the sound becomes quite different. I get brainstorm by default, but I can change it to green needle at will. Really remarkable. I vaguely remember some TV programme about languages where a similar phenomenon was discussed, but I've forgotten the details. Which makes these last two sentences redundant, really.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

But I went back to Yanni vs Laurel and even by closing my eyes and thinking YANNY very hard, I get LAUREL LAUREL LAUREL very clearly.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:26 PM

Wow that's awesome - I heard brainstorm the first time and green needle the second :o

 

I did too. How weird.

 

EDIT: Went back and tried again, and yes, I could also change it at will. I've finally discovered my super power. lol.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:17 PM

I vaguely remember some TV programme about languages where a similar phenomenon was discussed, but I've forgotten the details.

 

I remembered a bit about this. In the West we imagine a dog's bark to be something like WOOF but in China, they think that dogs exclaim WAN. And your expectation of what you hear changes what you actually hear.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

^^^ It might also be schizophrenia.  :)

 

Might also just be the magnetic fields messing with my brain. Or perhaps enhancing it. mwa ha ha!


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:45 AM

If you play it near your ear, you will hear "Laurel".  If you play it from across the room, you will hear "Yanni".  YMMV.






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