PSYB65H3 Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Hearing and Language Processing

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In addition to the intended frequency (fundamental frequency), instruments produce overtones which are at frequencies higher than the fundamental frequency. Overtones vary in their intensities: complicated sounds can also be broken down into simple component waves in a mathematical process called fourier analysis. This type of analysis are used to compress complex sounds on computers (mp3 format: prosody: one"s tone of voice eg. when you are asking a question, the pitch of the speaker rises. It serves to catch and amplify sound waves: middle ear: chamber between tympanic membrane and the oval window. Sounds are transduced from air pressure vibrations to mechanical energy and then amplified along the ossicles to the oval window. Models of spoken language: auditory language: language that is spoken and heard www. notesolution. com, visual language: written and read, production of language refers to speaking and writing, whereas the reception of language refers to as hearing and reading. Lichtheim proposed an alternative model this includes the concept center.