Comparative Hearing: Insects / Edition 1

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This volume on insects introduces the hearing research community and entomologists to the extensive but often unfamiliar literature on the ways that insects detect and process sounds. Each of the chapters is written by a leading expert in the field, and together they comprise the first comprehensive treatment of insect hearing. Starting with a discussion of insect taxonomy and an overview of the insects that are known to hear and use sound in communication, Comparative Hearing: Insects goes on to provide reviews of the behavior, physiology, mechanics and biophysics of insect hearing. All of the chapters are conceptual, providing not only an appreciation of insect hearing but also discussion of major questions for the future. This volume gives the reader considerable insight into insect hearing as well as applications to other animal models.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387946825
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #10
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Ch. 1 Acute as a Bug's Ear: An Informal Discussion of Hearing in Insects 1
Ch. 2 Biophysics of Sound Localization in Insects 18
Ch. 3 The Sensory Ecology of Acoustic Communication in Insects 63
Ch. 4 Development of the Insect Auditory System 97
Ch. 5 Neural Processing of Acoustic Signals 139
Ch. 6 The Evolutionary Innovation of Tympanal Hearing in Diptera 197
Ch. 7 The Vibrational Sense of Spiders 228
Ch. 8 The Sensory Coevolution of Moths and Bats 279
Index 327
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