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Sally Schmidlap 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.” What 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

Bi-Aural perception