AT Collections – Animal Hearing and Sound Production
Sound is a very important component of the lives of animals in air and in water. They show amazing diversity in their hearing capabilities, sound receiving structures, and how they use sound. They also show great diversity in the mechanisms used to produce sounds.
Animal psychoacoustics is an instrumental tool for our understanding of how nonhumans perceive the world around them.
Do fish hear? What do fish hear? How do fish hear? These are questions that have been around since at least the times of Aristotle and Pliny the Elder
The dolphin Heptuna participated in over 30 studies that helped define what is known about biosonar
Anuran amphibians (frog and toads: see amphibiaweb.org) are key hearing model organisms.
Despite being small, acoustical specializations allow insects to produce, detect, and localize sound for communication, predator detection, and host localization.
Marine mammals exploited acoustic properties of the ocean for tens of millions of years before human acousticians.
The Adapted Ears of Big Cats and Golden Moles- Exotic Outcomes of the Evolutionary Radiation of Mammals – Edward J. Walsh and JoAnn McGee
Through the process of natural selection, diverse organs and organ systems abound throughout the animal kingdom. In light of such abundant and assorted diversity, evolutionary adaptations have spawned a host of peculiar physiologies
Ultrasonic Hearing in Cats and Other Terrestrial Mammals – M. Charlotte Kruger, Carina J. Sabourin, Alexandra T. Levine, and Stephen G. Lomber
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you read the word “ultrasound”?