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Sally loves reality shows about musical talent. She wishes she had perfect pitch. What she does not know is that when a tiny wave of cochlear fluid stimulates a certain spot on her basilar membrane, a signal is sent to her brain that interprets it as “pitch.”

Which process BEST describes what is happening in Sally’s ear as she hears things?

A

Temporal coding.

B

Vestibular coding.

C

Spatial coding.

D

Binocular perception.

E

Binaural perception.