Acoustic Communication

  • Andrea Megela Simmons
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Andrew H. Bass, Christopher W. Clark
    Pages 15-64
  3. Janette Wenrick Boughman, Cynthia F. Moss
    Pages 138-224
  4. Michael J. Ryan, Nicole M. Kime
    Pages 225-274
  5. Ayako Yamaguchi, Darcy B. Kelley
    Pages 275-323
  6. Timothy Q. Gentner, Daniel Margoliash
    Pages 324-386
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 387-404

About this book


In order to communicate, animals send and receive signals that are subject to their particular anatomical, psychological, and environmental constraints. This SHAR volume discusses both the production and perception of acoustic signals. Chapters address the information that animals communicate, how the communication is developed and learned, and how communication systems have adapted and evolved within species. The book will give examples from a variety of species.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Megela Simmons
    • 1
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Psychology and NeuroscienceBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and Parmly Hearing InstituteLoyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science ProgramUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98661-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22762-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
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