Adaptations for the Detection of Fluttering Insects by Echolocation in Horseshoe Bats
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Comparative studies on echolocation in various species of bats reveal differences in the design of transmitters — i.e., the vocal systems producing different echolocation signals — as well as receivers — i.e., the auditory systems evaluating the echoes. Our hypothesis is that these differences reflect adaptations to the specific orientation tasks of each species.
Auditory Cortex, Inferior Colliculus, Basilar Membrane, Cochlear Nucleus, Spiral Ganglion
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Auditory Cortex; Inferior Colliculus; Basilar Membrane; Cochlear Nucleus; Spiral Ganglion
Schnitzler, Hans-Ulrich and Ostwald, Joachim, "Adaptations for the Detection of Fluttering Insects by Echolocation in Horseshoe Bats" (1983). KIP Articles. 125.