Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Week 6b

Audition - Psychology 1A

Hearing sound travels in waves, which occur as a vibrating object sets air particles in motion
Sound waves - pulsations of acoustic energy - grow weaker with distance - travel at a constant speed, 340 metres per second
Frequency in a sound wave, the number of cycles per second, expressed in hertz and responsible for subjective experience of pitch
Pitch - the psychological property corresponding to the frequency of a sound wave; the quality of a tone from low to high - the higher the frequency, the higher the pitch
Complexity refers to the extent to which a sound is composed of multiple frequencies, and corresponds to the psychological property of timbre
Timbre the psychological property corresponding to a sound wave’s complexity; the texture of a sound
Amplitude the difference between the minimum and maximum pressure levels in a sound wave, measured in decibels; amplitude corresponds to the psychological property of loudness
Loudness - the psychological property corresponding to a sound wave’s amplitude - the greater the amplitude, the louder the sound
Hearing process - begins in the outer ear, which consists of the pinna and the auditory canal - sound waves are funnelled into the ear by the pinna
Eardrum - the thin, flexible membrane that marks the outer boundary of the middle ear - the eardrum is set in motion by sound waves and in turn sets in motion the ossicles - also called the tympanic membrane
Cochlea the three-chambered tube in the inner ear in which sound is transduced
Hair cells receptors for sound attached to the basilar membrane
Auditory nerve the bundle of sensory neurons that transmit auditory information from the ear to the brain
Conduction loss failure of the outer or middle ear to conduct sound to the receptors in the hair cells
Sensorineural loss failure of receptors in the inner ear or of neurons in any auditory pathway in the brain
Place theory - a theory of pitch which proposes that different areas of the basilar membrane are maximally sensitive to different frequencies - hair cells at different points on the basilar membrane transmit information about different frequencies to the brain
Frequency theory proposes that the more frequently a sound wave cycles, the more frequently the basilar membrane vibrates and its hair cells fire
Sound localisation - identifying the location of a sound in space - differences between the two ears in loudness and timing of the sound
Created by: KathrynT
Popular Psychology sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards