All about that bass: exploring auditory perception using a meme (Facebook Research)

Facebook Research: All about that bass: exploring auditory perception using a meme. “We de-identified and aggregated public comment threads from people in English speaking countries from May 15th to the 18th that mentioned both ‘Laurel’ and ‘Yanny.’ The assumption is that if a thread includes both words, it’s probably discussing that audio file. We then looked at the percent of comments mentioning either ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny,’ but not both. Overall, most comments mention “Laurel” (which turns out to be the original word in that clip). But the story gets even more interesting when we segment by age and gender.”

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