Physical and Physiological Principles Controlling Auditory Sensitivity in Primates

  • Shyam M. Khanna
  • Juergen Tonndorf
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


By way of introduction, we will give a brief description of the ear and the auditory nervous system. We will then discuss the role of the ear as an early warning device. The ear appears to be uniquely equipped for this role.


Hair Cell Tympanic Membrane Sound Source Outer Hair Cell Basilar Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shyam M. Khanna
    • 1
  • Juergen Tonndorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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