A new video is going viral on TikTok that will absolutely blow your mind. Listen to the audio clip and see what word you hear!

TikTok is a weird and wonderful place. There’s all sorts of different videos from viral challenges to crazy dance routines. Cooking videos to hilarious pranks. There’s something on the social media app for everyone.

But then there’s also those videos that everyone enjoys. And no matter who you are, you’re going to love the Brainstorm vs Green Needle TikTok. It’ll definitely leave you scratching your head though!

What is the Brainstorm vs Green Needle TikTok?

Three days ago, an account called @emilysophie.m uploaded a video that would change TikTok forever.

The TikTok video sees Sophie playing a strange alien-like audio sound, and then asking you to decipher which word you hear.

She has written two words onto the screen – Brainstorm and Alien. And whichever one you read whilst listening to the audio, you will hear. It’s a really crazy mind trick!

Have a listen – what do you hear?

The video has had 4.5 million views and 127.8k likes in just three days, and it’s also going viral on Twitter. Safe to say it’s really confusing a lot of people!

Listen to the video below and see what word you hear. Brainstorm? Or Green Needle? You decide.

The Brainstorm vs Green Needle TikTok explained

This isn’t the first time this audio trick has circled the internet though, and it’s actually been around for years.

It was revealed that the clip is actually saying Brainstorm, not Green Needle, and back in 2018 a professor from University College London spoke to Huffington Post to explain exactly how the mind trick works.

Professor Hazan said: “The reason that a person can see their perception switch without explanation may also mean that our ears and brain have latched on to the other acoustic pattern than the one they were previously latching on to.”

Now that all sounds very complex, but basically your brain is just really really clever! Mind truly blown.

It’s going viral on social media

The Brainstorm vs Green Needle TikTok has gone completely viral on social media.

On TikTok, the hashtag #brainstormgreenneedle has had over 3.3 million views, and it’s being spread around other social media platforms too.

Thousands continue to flock to Twitter to express their amazement at the audio trick – it seems that everyone is totally mind-blown by it!

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