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Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Insect Hearing

Editors: Pollack, G.S., Mason, A.C., Popper, A.N., Fay, R.R. (Eds.)

  • Provides a broadly based view of the functions, mechanisms, and evolution of hearing in insects
     
    Focused on problems of hearing and their solutions, rather than being focused on particular taxa
     
    Provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of insect hearing and points the way towards future studies

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Insect Hearing provides a broadly based view of the functions, mechanisms, and evolution of hearing in insects. With a single exception, the chapters focus on problems of hearing and their solutions, rather than being focused on particular taxa. The exception, hearing in Drosophila, is justified because, due to its ever growing toolbox of genetic and optical techniques, Drosophila is rapidly becoming one of the most important model systems in neurobiology, including the neurobiology of hearing. Auditory systems, whether insectan or vertebrate, must perform a number of basic tasks: capturing mechanical stimuli and transducing these into neural activity, representing the timing and frequency of sound signals, distinguishing between behaviorally relevant signals and other sounds and localizing sound sources. Studying how these are accomplished in insects offers a valuable comparative view that helps to reveal general principles of auditory function.

About the authors

Gerald Pollack is a Professor in the Department of Biology, McGill University, which he joined in 1979. He is internationally recognized for his work on the auditory neuroethology of insects, a topic about which he has authored several important invited reviews and book chapters. His own research concerns the auditory behavior and neurophysiology of crickets, where he has examined problems such as the neural mechanisms underlying sound localization, predator detection, and encoding of species-specific communication signals. His body of work has garnered >1500 citations. Andrew Mason’s research is in acoustic communication and sensory biology of insects and spiders. His work on sound localization and auditory processing in the tachinid fly Ormia ochracea has documented hyper-acute directional acuity and source-segregation based on a precedence effect in the periphery of this micro-scale auditory system. Other work, on sound generation and signal function in orthopteran insects and substrate-borne vibration signals in in spiders, has addressed the evolution of communication and the role of signal complexity.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Insect Acoustics

    Mason, Andrew C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Evolution of Acoustic Communication in Insects

    Greenfield, Michael D.

    Pages 17-47

  • Behavioral Ecology of Insect Acoustic Communication

    Balakrishnan, Rohini

    Pages 49-80

  • Hearing for Defense

    Pollack, Gerald S.

    Pages 81-98

  • Vibrational Signaling

    Yack, Jayne

    Pages 99-123

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28890-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28888-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insect Hearing
Editors
  • Gerald S. Pollack
  • Andrew C. Mason
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28890-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28890-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28888-8
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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