Primate Hearing and Communication

  • Rolf M. Quam
  • Marissa A. Ramsier
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marissa A. Ramsier, Rolf M. Quam
    Pages 1-11
  3. Marissa A. Ramsier, Josef P. Rauschecker
    Pages 47-77
  4. Charles H. Brown, Peter M. Waser
    Pages 79-107
  5. Klaus Zuberbühler
    Pages 175-200
  6. Rolf M. Quam, Ignacio Martínez, Manuel Rosa, Juan Luis Arsuaga
    Pages 201-231

About this book


Primate Hearing and Communication provides unique insights into the evolution of hearing and communication in primates, including humans.

·         Introduction to Primate Hearing and Communication

Marissa A. Ramsier and Rolf M. Quam

·         The Primate Peripheral Auditory System and the Evolution of Primate Hearing


·         Primate Audition: Reception, Perception, and Ecology

Marissa A. Ramsier and Josef P. Rauschecker

·         Primate Habitat Acoustics

Charles H. Brown and Peter M. Waser

·         Evolutionary Origins of Primate Vocal Communication: Diversity, Flexibility, and Complexity of Vocalizations in Basal Primates

Elke Zimmermann

·         Vocal Communication in Family-Living and Pair-Bonded Primates

Charles T. Snowdon

·         The Primate Roots of Human Language

Klaus Zuberbühler

·         Evolution of Hearing and Language in Fossil Hominins

Rolf M. Quam, Ignacio Martínez, Manuel Rosa, and Juan Luis Arsuaga

Rolf M. Quam is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY


Marissa A. Ramsier is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA


Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago


Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park




Neural processing auditory sensitivity habitat acoustics primate peripheral auditory system primate vocal communication sound production in primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf M. Quam
    • 1
  • Marissa A. Ramsier
    • 2
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 3
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyBinghamton UniversityBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyHumboldt State UniversityArcataUSA
  3. 3.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59476-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59478-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1897
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