AUDITORY SYSTEM

the entirety of the biological structures and processes responsible for hearing. Overall, the peripheral auditory system, or auditory periphery, includes the external, middle, and inner ears and the auditory nerve. Auditory structures held within the brain, including the auditory cortex, generally constitute the central auditory system.

AUDITORY SYSTEM: "The auditory system works to hear, perceive, and store sounds."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUDITORY SYSTEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auditory-system/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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