The scientific study of the perception of sound.(noun)
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Use "psychoacoustics" in a sentence
"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."
"In light of similar results, contemporary psychoacoustics researchers commonly reject the identification of pitch with frequency or periodicity."