New AUdio Illusion: Brainstorm or Green Needle?

New AUdio Illusion: Brainstorm or Green Needle? 

Posted: 7:30 am Monday, May 21st, 2018

By Holly

Forget Laurel & Yanny.

There’s a new audio illusion floating around the Internet and it MIGHT mess with your mind even more.  In this clip, a little toy lights up and says either “brainstorm” or “green needle.”

And here’s the crazier part:  The person who made the clip says you can influence which one you hear by which word you THINK about.

And that was TRUE! When I thought “brainstorm” I heard “brainstorm,” when I thought “green needle,” I heard “green needle.”

This audio clip works basically the same way the Yanny/Laurel one does, with the different words emphasizing different frequencies.  But these words are even closer in pitch, which is why the word you’re thinking of can influence what you hear.

But if you’re wondering which is correct, the toy is officially saying “brainstorm.”