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dichotic Syllabification: di·chot·ic
Pronunciation: /dīˈkädik/

Definition of dichotic in English:


Involving or relating to the simultaneous stimulation of the right and left ear by different sounds.
Example sentences
  • This dichotic auditory stimulus in which the only difference in the sounds to the two ears is the sound pressure level, is heard as a sound inside the head (lateralized).
  • Using dichotic listening tasks, Bryden also studied the differential processing of verbal and emotional stimuli, and abnormal lateralized functioning in children with learning disabilities.
  • Relatively recently a study applied the dichotic listening paradigm to investigate correlation of handedness with language lateralization in twins and concluded that language lateralization is nongenetic in origin.


Mid 20th century: from Greek dikho- 'apart' + ous, ōt- 'ear' + -ic.

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