PLACE THEORY

the theory which posits that (i) various frequencies arouse various places along the basilar membrane and (ii) pitch is coded by the location of maximal arousal. The first proposition is greatly reinforced by experimental proof and stems from the fact that the mammalian auditory system reflects tonotopic order. The second hypothesis is still controversial.

PLACE THEORY: "We will examine the credible aspects of place theory during next week's lecture."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PLACE THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/place-theory/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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