By: Kyle James | 05-20-2018 | News
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If You Thought Yanny Or Laurel Was Weird, Check Out The Latest Mindbender

The mindbending illusion that caused some people to hear Yanny and some to hear Laurel is like an advanced meme. People were saying Yanny and Laurel everywhere. But if you thought that one was weird, give this clip a listen. Depending on which words you think about, the actual words you hear can change. The battling words are "brainstorm" and "green needle".

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Think the Laurel or Yanny thing is weird?<br><br>You can hear the words ‘Brainstorm’ or ‘Green Needle’ based on which word you think about. Try it.<a href="https://t.co/7TrS9XNhNR">pic.twitter.com/7TrS9XNhNR</a></p>&mdash; George Aylett (@GeorgeAylett) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgeAylett/status/997111740142903300?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Sure enough, the brain seems to bounce back and forth between hearing either "brainstorm" or "green needle". Some people even reported hearing "brain needle" and "green storm". This Mindbender is supposed to function the same way as Yanny and Laurel. People's varying levels of sensitivities to the pitch of the sounds seems to dictate which word camp they belong to.

The word "brainstorm" has more low frequencies while "green needle" is stronger in higher ones. Another factor in getting the illusion to work is the audio quality, it seems the quality has to be bad for it to work. In the case of this latest Mindbender, it seems the recording is so closely balanced along the pitch line that a simple thought is enough to change which word the listener hears.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This seems to be alternating &#39;green needle&#39; and &#39;brainstorm.&#39; I suspect trickery.</p>&mdash; simon maginn (@simonmaginn) <a href="https://twitter.com/simonmaginn/status/997121410156843008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here&#39;s a version where it&#39;s not on repeat. It works a treat for me - the word/phrase I&#39;m thinking of is what I hear. <a href="https://t.co/HHxFj3djop">https://t.co/HHxFj3djop</a></p>&mdash; 𝟡𝟚𝟛 𝔹𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕤 (@john3ners) <a href="https://twitter.com/john3ners/status/997123896263360513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Green storm more like</p>&mdash; Liane Lucina (@lucean_s) <a href="https://twitter.com/lucean_s/status/997130781561708544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The bizarre recording was first found to have the illusionary qualities by a Reddit user named "squidJeep". The user originally posted the video clip of a toy that emits the sounds and called it "black magic fuckery." As for which word was actually recorded in the toy, a toy review video featured the name of the toy which is Brainstorm.

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Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brainstorm-green-needle-head-cracker_us_5afe2fb6e4b07309e05657b2

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5 Comment/s
Dawn Ford No. 26679 2018-05-21 : 05:37

I hear "greeting me dome" or something close…gretta me done…greeting me dawn or done or down

Anonymous No. 26684 2018-05-21 : 08:13

I hear "traps are gay"

Anonymous No. 26686 2018-05-21 : 08:40

FUCK OFf JIM

Anonymous No. 26692 2018-05-21 : 11:42

I hear green stone and it's because of cybernetics.

Lou No. 26813 2018-05-22 : 15:28

I hear "Graineestole"

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