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loudness
dimension of auditory experience related to the intensity of a pressure wave
sound intensity is measured in _____
decibels
pitch
is the dimension of auditroy experience related to the frequency of the sound wave (Hz)
timbre
distinguishing quality of a sound... complexity of the sound wave
eardrum
oval shaped membrane in middle ear (sound hits here first)
after the eardrum sound passes through ____, ____, _____
hammer, anvil and stirrup(opens the inner ear)
organ of Corti
structure in the cochlea containing hair cells that serve as receptors for hearing
cochlea
snail-shaped fluid-filled organ in the inner ear, containing the organ of Corti, where the receptors for hearing are located
basilar membrane
part where the cilia is in the cochlea
auditory nerve
sends message to the brain in cochlea
taste
gustation (receptors in the mouth)
papillae
knoblike elevations on the tongue containing the taste buds
olfaction
sense of smell
gate-control theory
theory that the experience of pain depends in part on whether pain impulses get past a neurological "gat" in the spinal cord and thus reach the brain