Definition of psychoacoustics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsīkōəˈko͞ostiks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of psychology concerned with the perception of sound and its physiological effects.
Example sentences
  • Music is a multidimensional and hierarchical stimulus and can be explored from the psychoacoustics of a single tone to the perception of interrelationships between sections of large-scale works.
  • This is the science of psychoacoustics, which deals with the effects of sound on our nervous system.
  • Psychoacoustics explains the subjective response to everything we hear. It is the ultimate arbitrator in acoustical concerns because it is only our response to sound that fundamentally matters.



Example sentences
  • Moreover, in addition to the well-known superiority of the right ear for language tasks, there is evidence of ear differences for simple psychoacoustic tasks such as frequency discrimination.
  • Layer 3 uses perceptual audio coding and psychoacoustic compression to remove all superfluous information (more specifically, the redundant and irrelevant parts of a sound signal).
  • We can apply for example psychoacoustic tests to Watts' simulation of these 15 regions, get very similar results as we get applying psychoacoustic tests to human auditory perception.

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Syllabification: psy·cho·a·cous·tics

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