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Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians

Edited By: PM Narins, AS Feng, RR Fav and AN Popper
362 pages, 91 illus.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians
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As models for vertebrate auditory systems, amphibians have been the source of extensive, ground-breaking research on hearing, the nervous system and acoustic communication. This comprehensive review covers key issues in amphibian hearing and communication in depth. Topics are relevant to auditory research, neuroethology, herpetology, animal behavior and bioacoustics.

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Hearing and sound communication in amphibians: Prologue and Prognostication.- An Integrated Phylogeny of Amphibia.- The Behavioral Ecology of Anuran Communication.- Call production and Neural Basis of Vocalization.- Recognition and Localization of Acoustic Signals.- Pathways for Sound Transmission to the Inner Ear in Amphibians.- Anatomy, Physiology and Function of Auditory End Organs in the Frog Inner Ear.- Central Auditory Pathways in Anuran Amphibians: The Anatomical Basis of Hearing and Sound Communication.- Function of the Amphibian Central Auditory System.- Plasticity in the Auditory System Across Metamorphosis.- Sound Processing in Real-World Environments.

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Edited By: PM Narins, AS Feng, RR Fav and AN Popper
362 pages, 91 illus.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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