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YANNY VS LAUREL Explained Hidden Message Perhaps Another Great Distraction




YANNY VS LAUREL Explained Hidden Message Perhaps Another Great Distraction The audio version of “the dress” cleaved the internet, and likely your family, your friends, or your office, into two bitterly divided camps on Tuesday: the Laurels and the Yannys.

It began, as it so often does, with a viral clip posted by a high schooler on Reddit, which blew up when Cloe Feldman, a YouTuber and social media influencer, added it to her Instagram story and then to Twitter, asking, “What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel.” That should have settled it, because it’s obviously “Laurel.” But people out there are convinced, for some reason, that this weird robot voice is repeating “Yanny.” (Some people even claim they alternate between hearing “Laurel” and “Yanny,” or, strangest of all, hear both simultaneously. Some people even hear “Geery” or “Garry” or something in between.)

So what’s going on here? The clip is playing around with frequency and it depends on the range of frequencies listeners hear.

What “Yanny” and “Laurel” have in common “There’s just enough ambiguity in this fairly low-quality recording that [some] people are hearing it one way and some people are hearing it another,” Brad Story, the associate department head of speech, language, and hearing sciences at Arizona State University, told me.

Humans typically pay attention to three different frequencies when they’re listening to speech. Story said the lowest of the three frequencies is “absolutely essential” for the L’s and R’s — the consonants that make up “Laurel.” “So when you’re listening to ‘Laurel,’ the reason you get L, R, and L is because of the movement of that third frequency,” he said.

Here’s the catch. The word “Yanny,” the second frequency, has almost exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in “Laurel,” he added. One reason for the confusion is the poor quality of the recording. “Typically, if you have a high-quality recording and you’re listening on a good device of some sort, you’re not ever going to be confused by those,” Story said.

So if you’re hearing “Laurel,” you’re likely picking up on the lower frequency. If you hear “Yanny,” you’re picking up on the higher frequency.

It really comes down to how our brains pick up on and interpret these frequencies, a professor of linguistics at the University of Hawaii, said. He suggested that isolating these frequencies basically homes in on the critical information, making it easier for the brain to pay attention to just “Laurel” or just “Yanny.” Good news for both “Laurel” and “Yanny” people: the clip is pretty confusing People might be able to focus on the higher frequencies — the Yannys among us — because they have really great headphones or very good hearing, Benjamin Munson, a professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences at University of Minnesota, suggested.

“But for the rest of us with po’folk headphones and old-folk hearing, we just hear the lowest-frequency components,” he wrote in an email.

But don’t panic too much about your hearing if you’re on Team Laurel. One likely source of the confusion is the clip itself, which doesn’t correspond to the sounds humans generally make when they’re speaking. Vowels and some consonants, like the those heard in “Laurel” and “Yanny,” have many frequencies when humans pronounce them through the vocal tract, Munson wrote, not unlike “hundreds of tuning forks playing at once.”

This is a spectrogram (a visual representation of those frequencies) of the “Laurel versus Yanny” meme. The dark bands represent what are known as “formants,” the frequencies that resonate the loudest. Vowels pronounced by humans have multiple formants, but the first two formants (F1 and F2) are crucial to determining what the vowel sounds like — such as whether you’re making an “eee” sound or an “ooo” sound. “I heard the higher-frequency formant sequences when I first listened to this signal two hours ago and thought that they maybe were someone talking in the background. Then I thought ERMERGERD, IT’S THE AUDIO VERSION OF THE RING,” Munson joked.

There isn’t actually another voice in there, he said. It’s just the lower-frequency patterns repeated at a higher frequency. Again, that mismatch — or “shenanigans,” as Munson called it — doesn’t happen with human speech.

Why this is going on in the Laurel/Yanny clip is less clear. “One possibility is that the formant pattern at the higher frequencies is just ‘Laurel’ transposed to higher frequencies, and that ‘Laurel’ sounds like [‘Yanny’] at higher frequencies,” Munson wrote. Another guess is that “Laurel” and “Yanny” got smashed together. But all this confusion — those so-called “shenanigans” — forces our brains to fill in the blanks of how the clip should sound.

It’s possible that knowing there are two choices — “Laurel” and “Yanny” — preps us to hear one or the other distinctly. Or listeners could be affected by the language they speak, or the last thing they were listening to before they clicked on the meme.

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Guide To Making Beats: Make Your Own Beats Online

Guide To Making Beats: Make Your Own Beats Online
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Guide To Making Beats: Make Your Own Beats Online
It was produced to introduce my new online degree programs and training courses at http://www.todaysbeats.com. In essence you don’t actually attain a degree, but your training courses will be almost equivalent to taking online classes or a real college media program.
The education presented in these online tutorials will have you shooting high quality professional style media. Added to this you can opt to take a music production course by learning the basics of Hip Hop production and music theory. I use a quick approach and equip you with all that you will need to accomplish all the things that a well known college such as Phoenix would teach you. But of course at the fraction of the cost.
This internet business has changed my life, helping me to attain knowledge that otherwise would take me an entire lifetime to achieve. But because of the business advanced knowledge, I’m able to assist anyone who is interested in learning or educating themselves in these various fields of curriculum. Cinematography has been a passion of mine for more that 20 years know and with the boom in reasonably priced technology we are now able to develop and dispense high valued high production quality works as the big hat industry has the ability to do without all of the college and expensive time consuming education out.
The software used to produce this production piece was Adobe CS6 Premiere, Photoshop CS5 Magic Bullet “Looks” After Effects for some minor color correction.
LOL….and no I didn’t go to any University to learn these things, and you won’t have to either, I had to go through a lot of trial and error, the only thing that was on my side is my love and passion for film and music and video production and art! I figured I’d kill to birds with one stone, my son wanted to be a Youtube celeb, and I’m guessing folks don’t want to see an old guy like myself up here putting it down, so I used my son to present my works to those who are interested in educating themselves in the world of mass media.
Fortunately for you and your business, reasonably priced software and hardware, along with new technology and easy accessible education, now you to can learn how to develop and deliver high quality content for Youtube, your company, label or any other media outlet you have going on for yourself. Join the associates of Beatmakers and Video producers and learn all you can, it will pay off for you in the long run…

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Chris Brown | Some weird random woman was found sleeping in Chris Browns Bed!

People are getting stranger and stranger by the moment. Chris Brown came home from his wild Vegas trip on Wednesday night to find a completely naked woman in his home and bed … but the only problem is he that had absolutely no idea who this strange female was … so he immediately called the police and they hauled her crazy butt to jail. The police said that Chris Brown returned to his house Wednesday in Agoura Hills, CA with his body guards around 9:00 PM when he found a crazy looking woman’s clothes in the foyer and “I LOVE YOU” spray painted on the kitchen counter. When Chris and his team went to investigate, they found the unknown/unclothed woman in his bed. Chris called the cops, who came and cuffed the woman and took her to the station, where she was booked for felony burglary and felony vandalism. Cops believe the woman — a 21-year-old female — had lingered there for a while — police found dishes in the sink and discarded food. Chris had been in Las Vegas for the past few days.Sources say the woman also vandalized Chris’ silver Rolls-Royce and his black Range Rover by spray painting “MRS. BROWN” on them.

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