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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

About the editors

The lead editor has published a number of articles in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals related to the functional morphology of the outer and middle ear in humans, primates and fossil hominins, and his ongoing research program centers on the study of the evolution of human hearing. The co-editor has published articles and contributed a book chapter on auditory sensitivity in primates and has an active research program focusing on primate bioacoustics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Primate Hearing and Communication
  • Editors Rolf M. Quam
    Marissa A. Ramsier
    Richard R. Fay
    Arthur N. Popper
  • Series Title Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Hdb.Auditory Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-59476-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86632-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-59478-1
  • Series ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1897
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 231
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Otorhinolaryngology
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