AUDITORY FLICKER

refers to sound presented as discrete units (with gaps) rather than as continuous noise. Fusion occurs when, despite the gaps, the listener hears the sound as continuous. Also known as the auditory flutter. See also critical frequency.

AUDITORY FLICKER: "When a person experiences an auditory flicker, he or she hears distinct gaps in the sound."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUDITORY FLICKER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auditory-flicker/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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