telephone theory


tele·​phone theory ˈtel-ə-ˌfōn- How to pronounce telephone theory (audio)
: a theory in physiology: the perception of pitch depends on the frequency of the nerve impulses induced by sounds of different pitch compare place theory

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“Telephone theory.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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