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which characteristics of sound waves give rise to the perception of loudness and pitch?
amplitude and frequency
according to the frequency theory of pitch perception, our ability to detect differences in pitch is due to...
the rate of vibration of the basilar membrane
-eardrum
-ossicles
-a membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear
-three small bones in the middle ear that condcut sound vibrations
-cochlea
-basilar membrane
-a snail-shaped bony tube in the inner ear in which fluid moves in response to the vibrations of the oval window
-the membrane in the cochlea that moves in response to sound vibrations
-organ of corti
-hair cells
-a gelatinous structure attached to the basilar membrane and lines w/ sensory receptors
-sensory receptors for hearing