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Life Sciences - Animal Sciences | Insect Hearing and Acoustic Communication

Insect Hearing and Acoustic Communication

Hedwig, Berthold (Ed.)

2014, VIII, 222 p. 68 illus., 22 illus. in color.

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  • A comprehensive collection of expert papers on acoustic communication and sound processing in insects
  • Covers recent scientific progress and addresses key points of current research
  • Richly illustrated

Th is volume provides a comprehensive selection of recent studies addressing insect

hearing and acoustic communication. Th e variety of signalling behaviours and hearing

organs makes insects highly suitable animals for exploring and analysing signal generation

and hearing in the context of neural processing, ecology, evolution and genetics.

Across a variety of hearing species like moths, crickets, bush-crickets, grasshoppers,

cicadas and fl ies, the leading researchers in the fi eld cover recent scientifi c progress and

address key points in current research, such as:

• How can we approach the evolution of hearing in insects and what is the

developmental and neural origin of the auditory organs?

• How are hearing and sound production embedded in the natural lifestyle of the

animals, allowing intraspecifi c communication but also predator avoidance and

even predation?

• What are the functional properties of hearing organs and how are they achieved

at the molecular, biophysical and neural levels?

• What are the neural mechanisms of central auditory processing and signal


Th e book is intended for students and researchers both inside and outside of the fascinating

fi eld of bioacoustics and aims to foster understanding of hearing and acoustic

communication in insects.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biophysics - Hearing organs - Neural processing - Sound production

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Classical Continuum Physics - Neuroscience

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