Yanny and Laurel, no, these aren’t the hot new baby names of 2018, they’re the source of frustration among the online community after a recording surfaced in which listeners are debating which of the two names they hear.
Remember the blue dress/gold dress optical illusion debacle of 2015? Yeah, it’s like that, only for your ears. And it’s kind of driving people crazy. But before you get into a heated debate with your Facebook friends about whether it’s indeed Yanny or Laurel being spoken, allow science to weigh in to provide some rational food for thought on the matter.