Following the insanity of Laurel \ Yanny another ambiguous audio file has surfaced on tiktok.
What do you hear?
How your brain gets tricked.
When faced with an ambiguous sound, like this one, your brain looks for other cues to make sense of the information it’s receiving. It’s an unconscious process designed to help us interpret opportunity and danger in the world.
On its own the word is almost unintelligible, but when you look at the word, the power of suggestion takes over as your brain tries to categorise the sound and make sense of the input.
once you’ve heard it, unfortunately it’s too late, you can’t I hear the association with one of the words.
Try this experiment. Find a willing victim. Let them listen to the audio only, see if they can make out the word, then play the video to them. Let us know the results!