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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The scientific study of the perception of sound.

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  • noun the scientific study of all the psychological interactions between humans and the world of sound; includes the perception and production of speech


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  • According to Toole for most it's about something called psychoacoustics the study of subjective human perception of sounds.


  • In the 1970s, sound experts at CBS Laboratories in Connecticut studied the arcane field of psychoacoustics, developing the first algorithms and equipment to tame loudness.

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  • Physics and psychoacoustics show that properties including frequency, amplitude, and wave shape determine the audible qualities sounds

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  • In light of similar results, contemporary psychoacoustics researchers commonly reject the identification of pitch with frequency or periodicity.

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  • In music departments throughout the U.S., vacuous numerology based on pitch-class set theory has taken the place of evidence-based scholarship on music using findings from psychoacoustics and ethnomusicology and musicology.

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  • The words "visiting fellow" and "psychoacoustics," whatever that is, do more for me than any number of carats on a telephone; there is the sense that one is not just buying an expensive audio system, but getting three decades 'worth of scientific research.

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  • There are accounts of his research work on psychoacoustics of instruments (ie how physical parameters affect the perceived sound quality).

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  • Disquiet » Tangents Matmos, scores, psychoacoustics

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  • BBN association of computer network vision of computer scientists recruited by human factors group headed by human-machine symbiosis seen by interdisciplinary interests of at Lincoln Laboratory personality of problem solving and intuition of psychoacoustics work of psychology discipline of public speaking of standardization of languages and systems urged by teaching of time-sharing projects of

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  • Yet Lick went straight to work tinkering with it, using it for lengthy statistical calculations and psychoacoustics experiments.

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  • "He had once been a consultant, in the psychoacoustics section of the Sound Quality Research Unit at Alborg University, on how to furnish an operating room; he had advised them to find a sound that combined the somewhat firm spatial tone of a convent with the intimacy of a living room. To give the sick person a sense of both home and religious authority. It was exactly the sound that surrounded him now."

    - 'The Quiet Girl', Peter Høeg.

    March 19, 2008