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Yanny/Laurel mindbender escalates to Brainstorm/Green Needle

Steven Adams
| Friday, May 18, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

By now you've either analyzed the Yanny/Laurel audio phenomenon or written it off as meaningless internet chatter. But the digital world has moved on to the next mind-bending sound clip.

The Yanny vs. Laurel debate centered around an audio recording of a voice speaking a single word. This word sounded like either Laurel or Yanni depending on who was listening and on what type of device. It seemed that the listener's ear was detecting different frequencies depending upon that person's ability to hear selected tones.

The new puzzle works a bit differently. The same person will hear either "brainstorm" or "green needle" depending on which phrase the listener is thinking about. Same ears. Different thoughts. Different words.

It's enough to make people question their own perception of the world.

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