The Ecology of Animal Senses

Matched Filters for Economical Sensing

Editors: von der Emde, Gerhard, Warrant, Eric (Eds.)

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  • Elucidates the concept of matched sensory filters as an evolutionary process
  • Summarizes examples of matched filters in all senses
  • Outlines the key requirements to energy-efficient senses from a neurobiological perspective
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The collection of chapters in this book present the concept of matched filters: response characteristics “matching” the characteristics of crucially important sensory inputs, which allows detection of vital sensory stimuli while sensory inputs not necessary for the survival of the animal tend to be filtered out, or sacrificed. The individual contributions discuss that the evolution of sensing systems resulted from the necessity to achieve the most efficient sensing of vital information at the lowest possible energetic cost. Matched filters are found in all senses including vision, hearing, olfaction, mechanoreception, electroreception and infrared sensing and different cases will be referred to in detail.

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Prof. Gerhard von der Emde, University of Bonn, Germany Prof. Eric Warrant, University of Lund, Sweden

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Adaptive Processing in the Insect Olfactory System

    Pages 3-24

    Riffell, Jeffrey A. (et al.)

  • A Spider’s Sense of Touch: What to Do with Myriads of Tactile Hairs?

    Pages 27-57

    Barth, Friedrich G.

  • Matched Filtering in Active Whisker Touch

    Pages 59-82

    Grant, Robyn A. (et al.)

  • Matched Filters in Insect Audition: Tuning Curves and Beyond

    Pages 83-109

    Römer, Heiner

  • Principles of Matched Filtering with Auditory Examples from Selected Vertebrates

    Pages 111-140

    Narins, Peter M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ecology of Animal Senses
Book Subtitle
Matched Filters for Economical Sensing
Editors
  • Gerhard von der Emde
  • Eric Warrant
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25492-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25492-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25490-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79800-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 269
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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