Step aside 'Laurel/Yanny' â" 'Brainstorm or Green Needle' is the internet's latest aural mystery
Trending May 17, 2018 7:16 pm Step aside âLaurel/Yannyâ â" âBrainstorm or Green Needleâ is the internetâs latest aural mystery
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The great âLaurel or Yannyâ debate may have been responsible for provoking online arguments and souring friendships, but a new viral audio recording threatens to dethrone it as this weekâs most mind-boggling viral mystery.
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The voice recording, which appears to be from a toy and was shared on Reddit on Wednesday night, appears to say either âbrainstormâ or âgreen needleâ â" depending on which one you think about.
To test it out, play the clip below while thinking about one of the words, and then play it again while thinking of the other word.Story continues below
A popular explanation on the Reddit thread had to do with âpriming,â a psychological concept that holds that people perceive certain things depending on what they âprimeâ their minds with.
Others eschewed explanations of any kind, and simply worried out loud that this latest aural mystery was messing with their brains.
âOkay, brains donât make sense. Thatâs what theyâre for; making sense, and they canât even do that. Nothing makes sense anymore,â wrote one user.
âCan someone f*****g explain this to me before I have a breakdown,â said another.
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