Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians
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This book is a compendium of the latest research on acoustic communication in these highly vocal vertebrates. The chapters are written by experts currently investigating the physiology and behavior of amphibians, in the laboratory and in the field. This integrated approach provides a neuroethologically-driven and evolutionary basis for our understanding of acoustic communication and its underlying mechanisms. The intended audience includes senior undergraduates, physiologists, zoologists, evolutionary biologists and communication specialists.
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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 19.81mm | 581g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • 91 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 366 p. 91 illus.
  • 1441921877
  • 9781441921871

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Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians is a compendium of the latest research on acoustic communication in these highly vocal vertebrates. The chapters are written by experts currently investigating the physiology and behavior of amphibians both in the laboratory and in the field. This integrated approach guides each chapter and provides a neuroethologically-driven and evolutionary basis for our understanding of acoustic communication and its underlying mechanisms. The intended audience ranges from senior undergraduates to physiologists, zoologists, evolutionary biologists and communication
specialists.



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Peter Narins is Professor in the Departments of Physiological Science, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, the Brain Research Institute and the Center for Tropical Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. Albert Feng is Professor in the Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology & Bioengineering, Neuroscience Program, Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, and Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.



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The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.
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Table of contents

Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians: Prologue and Prognostication.- An Integrative 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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About Peter M. Narins

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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