psychoacoustics


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Psychoacoustics

All of the psychological interactions between humans (and animals) and the world of sound. It encompasses all studies of the perception of sound, as well as the production of speech. See Hearing (human), Speech

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psychoacoustics

[‚sī·kō·ə′küs·tiks]
(psychology)
The study of the psychological interactions that take place between humans or animals and the world of sound, including studies of the perception of sound and studies of the production of speech.
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psychoacoustics

The study of the human perception of sound. Psychoacoustics analyzes how the brain interprets the volume and frequencies of audio waves. See psychoacoustic model and perceptual audio coding.
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