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[treated as singular] The branch of psychology concerned with the perception of sound and its physiological effects.
- ‘Until recently, psychoacoustics has devoted more attention to the behaviour of the peripheral auditory system than to the details of cognitive processing.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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