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[–]pitterpatterwater 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

The Yanny/Laurel thing works by different people's ears being tuned to different frequencies, not anything to do with how the brain processes sounds.

[–]SamsaricSwartz 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Maybe you don't understand how our brains interpret and collect the raw data from our sensory organs. Our ears can't hear without the brain, just as our eyes can't see without our brain. Sure our ears pick up sounds. but what interprets the frequencies into words? What tells you that its an A# instead of an F#? Your ears or your brain?

[–]pitterpatterwater 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Your ears literally cannot pick up sounds outside a certain range, which varies from person to person. That's how the Laurel/Yanny thing works.