Hearing by Bats

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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461275770
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #5
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 515
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Hearing in Bats: An Overview.- 2 Natural History and Biosonar Signals.- 3 Behavioral Studies of Auditory Informatio Processing.- 4 Auditory Dimensions of Acoustic Images in Echolocation.- 5 Cochlear Structure and Function in Bats.- 6 The Lower Brainstem Auditory Pathways.- 7 The Inferior Colliculus.- 8 The Auditory Thalamus in Bats.- 9 The Bat Auditory Cortex.- 10 Perspectives on the Functional Organization of the Mammalian Auditory System: Why Bats Are Good Models.

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