Psych 101 Module 14 - Psych 101 Module 14 Hearing...

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Psych 101 Module 14 Hearing 13/10/2007 19:41:00 Audition- the sense or act of hearing. Frequency-  the number of complete wavelengths that pass a point in a given time  (for example, per second). Pitch-  a tone’s experienced highness or lowness; depends on frequency. Decibels are a measuring unit for sound energy. The Ear Middle ear- the chamber between the eardrum and cochlea containing three  tiny cones (hammer, anvil, and stirrup) that concentrate the vibrations of the  eardrum on the cochlea’s oval window. Cochlea-  a coiled, bony fluid-filled tube in the inner ear through which sound  waves trigger nerve impulses.  Inner ear-  the innermost part of the ear, containing the cochlea, semicircular  canals and vestibular sacs. Really loud sounds may seem loud both to people with hearing loss and to those wit  normal hearing.
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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