How we hear birds

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: How we hear birds
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 19:20:33 +1000
At first, I heard Yanny, but as I let the recording loop, it first changed
to Yaurel, the Laurel. I to would like to se a sonograph.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> This thing is doing the rounds of Facebook, etc, at the moment - a
> recording of a voice that sounds like it's saying either Laurel or Yanny
> depending on how good your high frequency hearing is.
> what-you-hear-could-depend-on-hearing-loss/9768478
> If different people can hear such different things from one recording, is
> it any wonder the bird call descriptions in field guides don't make sense
> to everyone?
> Peter Shute
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