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 The amplitude of a sound wave is its intensity.

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 According to the place theory, the basilar membrane resembles the strings of a piano in that each area along the membrane is tuned to a specific frequency.

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 The structures within the ear amplify the sound waves coming into the ear.

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 Vella has amusia and, therefore, cannot hear.

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 Surrounding the primary auditory cortex are additional auditory areas, in which cells respond more to changes in sounds than to any prolonged sound.

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 Phase differences are useful for detecting localization of low frequency sounds.

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 Russell has developed conductive deafness after he suffered damage to his middle ear.

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 The vestibular organ consists of the saccule, utricle, and three semicircular canals.

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 Following exposure to painful stimuli, brain activation is limited to the somatosensory cortex.

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 When Anette cut her hand, her Meissner's corpuscles sent information to her brain about her pain level.

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 Itching appears to be a type of pain message.

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 There are hundreds of different types of olfactory receptors.

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 Elfreda burned her tongue and lost some of her taste receptors. She will now have permanent taste problems.

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 Adaptation occurs quickly to pheromones.

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 What is the intensity of a sound wave called?

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Frequency
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Loudness
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Amplitude
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Tone
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Question 16
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 The ____ of a sound is the number of compressions per second.

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pitch
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frequency
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amplitude
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loudness
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Question 17
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 Mae adjusted the amplitude of her radio. In other words, she adjusted the _____ .

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loudness
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timbre
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pitch
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frequency
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Question 18
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 Lacey's voice teacher asked her to sing a higher pitch. Therefore, she adjusted the _____ .

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amplitude
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frequency
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intensity
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loudness
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 What occurs to a tone as the frequency increases?

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Pitch gets higher.
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Pitch gets lower.
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Loudness increases.
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Loudness decreases.
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Question 20
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 Loudness is to ____ as pitch is to ____ .

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frequency; intensity
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amplitude; frequency
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pitch; tone
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amplitude; intensity
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