White House Weighs in on Laurel vs. Yanny Debate: 'I Hear Covfefe'

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While the Obama White House released light videos, the Trump presidency has heralded a more polarized era, and so the attempt at a light viral video by the Trump team did not escape attention. We see what you did there. If you hear "Yanny" you're picking up on the higher frequency.

But a surprise appearance by POTUS puts an end to the disagreement.

Mr Trump alluded to his viral tweet a year ago that ended in the world "covfefe", before it was deleted.

The White House hasn't escaped the "Laurel/Yanny" debate after it posted a video of US President Donald Trump and staff weighing in on the social media storm.

Roland Szabo, 18, said he recorded the seemingly innocuous audio from a vocabulary website while doing a project for his school in the USA state of Georgia.

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Intrigued, Szabo sent it to a friend who posted the clip on Instagram and created a poll that quickly went viral, triggering a mass debate that has spread internationally.

Experts claim headphones and speakers are bound to behave differently, because it depends on how they process the frequencies. If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words.

"You can hear the words "Brainstorm" or "Green Needle" based on which word you think about. Who's yanny? I hear coffefe".

"Expectations can really bias your perception of speech sounds", John Houde, who runs the speech neuroscience lab at University of California, explained to Business Insider. But what's going on for different people to hear it so differently?

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