Hearing by Bats / Edition 1

Hearing by Bats / Edition 1

by Richard R. Fay
     
 

To auditory researchers, echolocating mammals are the most intriguing of all vertebrate groups. Among the echolocators, bats are the most intensively studied species and the best understood with regard to hearing. As noted in chapter 1 of this volume, the study of bat hearing and bioacoustics represents "one of the triumphs of neuroethology". Hearing by Bats is the

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Overview

To auditory researchers, echolocating mammals are the most intriguing of all vertebrate groups. Among the echolocators, bats are the most intensively studied species and the best understood with regard to hearing. As noted in chapter 1 of this volume, the study of bat hearing and bioacoustics represents "one of the triumphs of neuroethology". Hearing by Bats is the first modern book to address bat echolocation in a systematic and comprehensive manner. It provides detailed insights and masterful summaries of our current understanding of bat acoustics and hearing, while demonstrating that these animals provide invaluable model systems for the study of mammalian hearing in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387978444
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
06/29/1995
Series:
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series, #5
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
515
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Preface
Contributors
Ch. 1Hearing in Bats: An Overview1
Ch. 2Natural History and Biosonar Signals37
Ch. 3Behavioral Studies of Auditory Information Processing87
Ch. 4Auditory Dimensions of Acoustic Images in Echolocation146
Ch. 5Cochlear Structure and Function in Bats191
Ch. 6The Lower Brainstem Auditory Pathways235
Ch. 7The Inferior Colliculus296
Ch. 8The Auditory Thalamus in Bats368
Ch. 9The Bat Auditory Cortex416
Ch. 10Perspectives on the Functional Organization of the Mammalian Auditory System: Why Bats Are Good Models481
Index499

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