Just this week we were introduced to a video clip that would change everything. It seemed innocent enough: a shot of a robot voice saying a word several times, playing over the image of a survey question asking, "Yanny or Laurel?" After being posted on Reddit, then on Twitter, the clip became an internet sensation, with social media users arguing over which word is correct. The relationships were spread over the debate (maybe). Friendships were ruined (possibly). And although it has been barely a week since this debate began, we may already have a new "Yanny or Laurel" situation in our hands. A Twitter user has recently posted a new video clip in which you can hear two different words, depending on what you think about it, and each asks a question: Does this audio clip say "brainstorming" or "green needle"  Twitter user George Aylett posted the video on May 17 with the headline, "Do you think Laurel or Yanny is weird? You can hear the words "brainstorm" or "green needle" based on which word you think about it, try it out. "Honestly, another confusing situation like this one is literally the last one we all need, but who can resist a good debate about that, am I right? There's a reason the dress was such a big deal." 19659003] Listen to this voice recording to see what you are hearing Well, supposedly, you will hear the word you are thinking about, whether it is "brainstorming" or "green needle", give it a try:  I've looked at it a few times and each time I've been amazed.Here's my personal experience: When I first heard the video, I thought about the word "brainstorming" as I watched … and behold, I heard "brainstorming." I waited about 30 seconds, then focused on the term "green needle" as I watched and heard … brainstorming and could not imagine hearing anything else, I was frustrated waited 20 minutes, and then I looked again, this time focused only on "green needle", and, guys? I have heard green needle, clear as day! I gasped loudly and woke my cat. This is funny . Is my life a lie? Do I really hear "Laurel" when I watch the other video? Do not answer that. From History I hear "Laurel".
Of course this video is also from Reddit and was originally published by user squidjeep. The first comment just says "brain needle" so now I hear every time I hear the video. It's very interesting!
What does all this mean? I am sure there is a long explanation for this, I just do not know exactly what it is. On Reddit, some users have tried to find out:
According to these users, we essentially hear what we want to hear about a low-quality sound. That makes sense, and it also confirms the idea that brain and perception are wild! Our bodies are so cool.
Twitter users agree, and everyone seems overwhelmed by all this new information, in addition to anything else we've had this week.
However, some users find it difficult to hear both words, no matter what they think or how often they play the video:
As intriguing as that is, I think we can all agree that we're pretty exhausted are through these videos. The prelude to a new video? We can stop debating whether it's "Laurel" or "Yanny" and start debating whether we hear both "brainstorming" and "green needle".