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Hearing by Bats : Springer Handbook of Auditory Research - Richard R. Fay

Hearing by Bats

Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

By: Richard R. Fay (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9780387978444
Number Of Pages: 515

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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.

Series Preface
Preface
Contributors
Hearing in Bats: An Overviewp. 1
Natural History and Biosonar Signalsp. 37
Behavioral Studies of Auditory Information Processingp. 87
Auditory Dimensions of Acoustic Images in Echolocationp. 146
Cochlear Structure and Function in Batsp. 191
The Lower Brainstem Auditory Pathwaysp. 235
The Inferior Colliculusp. 296
The Auditory Thalamus in Batsp. 368
The Bat Auditory Cortexp. 416
Perspectives on the Functional Organization of the Mammalian Auditory System: Why Bats Are Good Modelsp. 481
Indexp. 499
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ISBN: 9780387978444
ISBN-10: 0387978445
Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 515
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.92

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