Yanny or Laurel? President Trump hears 'Covfefe'

Yanny or Laurel? President Trump hears 'Covfefe'

If you hear "Yanny" you're picking up on the higher frequency.

But by reading the words beforehand you are primed to hear one or the other.

Reddit user squidjeep posted the clip from DosmRider's video to Reddit, where it first went viral.

"I hear covfefe", Trump said in a video posted to Twitter Thursday night, seemingly poking fun of himself after he tweeted "covfefe" one year ago.

"People can be given similar inputs yet interpret them in such different ways".

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Regarding the "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate, CBS News reported Twitter data shows 47 percent of people hear "Yanny", and 53 percent hear "Laurel". Vice-President Mike Pence too weighs in on the heated Internet debate. Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a crack that touched on the president's attacks on news reporting he doesn't like, joking that the rumor that she heard laurel must have come from CNN, "because that's fake news".

She added that our brains want to "categorize" the elements of speech when they are ambiguous, as in this case passing them either into the "Laurel" box or "Yanny" box.

Personally, we can hear nothing but "green needle", but do let us know whether you're Team Brain or Teem Needle.

"The brainstorm/green needle thing is even weirder though because it turns two syllables into three, and the words have completely different inflections too and you can change it at will just based on what you think about". The original recording was someone saying the word Laurel but with higher frequencies overlaid to provide ambiguity.

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