Yanny/Laurel conundrum: The science behind the confusing audio clip explained

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In a video published on the White House's official Instagram page, various members of the Trump administration and White House staff weigh in on the viral internet argument.

Surely by now you've already heard about the next big social media debate Yanny or Laurel? "All I hear is Yanny", Sanders replied.

"So clearly Laurel", an amused Ivanka Trump says while looking at the viral post that started it all.

Then, the first dissenter is shown: Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley. Higher frequency sounds in the recording make people hear "Yanny", whereas lower frequencies cause others to hear "Laurel". "All I hear is Yanny", responded Sarah Sanders.

The audio meme has now circled the entire internet, and even your most out-of-touch friends have posted what they heard. If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words.

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Vice President Mike Pence answers with a confused, "Who's Yanny?"

'Clearly you're getting your information from CNN, because that's fake news, ' she jokes. In fact, I began to wonder how in the world anyone could hear "Laurel".

"I hear 'covfefe, '" he said.

The controversy recalls the similarly impassioned debate that broke out over the #TheDress: in 2015 a photo of a two-toned frock had social media users tearing their hair out over whether its colors were white and gold, or black and blue.

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