auditory modality

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Noun1.auditory modality - the ability to hearauditory modality - the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
ear - good hearing; "he had a keen ear"; "a good ear for pitch"
absolute pitch, perfect pitch - the ability to identify the pitch of a tone
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When the stimulus was presented via the combined auditory-visual modality (AV), its identification surpassed the auditory modality alone but did not always significantly surpass the visual modality alone (Fridlund et al.
However, for gifted black students, the three least preferred variables were auditory modality, structure, and noise.
Topics addressed by the seven contributions include views of prenatal corticogenesis as informed by studies of gene expression and the manipulation of sensory experience, prenatal sensory experience and learning with the context of auditory modality, the acquisition of olfactory and gustatory prenatal preferences and their effects on behavior after birth, the idea that prenatal motor development is dependent on "central pattern generators" and proprioceptive feedback resulting from movement, prenatal to postnatal development of posture, and the effect of maternal stress and anxiety during pregnancy on postnatal development outcomes.
Chapter Six, "Increasing the Auditory Modality," is about developing auditory skills and reviews such topics as developing relative or perfect pitch.
In one study, paired-associates presented visually were remembered more successfully than those presented in the auditory modality (Dwivedi & Pandey, 1983).
The auditory modality was a significant predictor of fall reading even when background factors of age, gender, and SES were statistically controlled.