Mark asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 month ago

How many cents can the human ears detect?



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  • 1 month ago

    Normal adults are able to recognize pitch differences of as small as 25 cents very reliably.

    One author stated that humans can distinguish a difference in pitch of about 5–6 cents.The cent is a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals. Twelve-tone equal temperament divides the octave into 12 semitones of 100 cents each. Typically, cents are used to express small intervals, or to compare the sizes of comparable intervals in different tuning systems, and in fact the interval of one cent is too small to be perceived between successive notes.

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  • Bob
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    1 month ago

    About three fiddy

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    • Mark
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      1 month agoReport

      "Woman!  That's not a Girl Scout!  That's that damn Loch Ness monster again!"

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