Sound Reception in the Porpoise as it Relates to Echolocation

  • James G. McCormick
  • E. G. Wever
  • S. H. Ridgway
  • J. Palin
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


Previous to the work of our group which was published in 1970 (McCormick, et al., 1970), all theories of hearing in Cetacea were based on dissections and experiments with dead specimens. Such experiments continue to be published in the literature to this day, and just as the earlier studies of dead material did, they only serve to confound the many students and investigators of Cetacean hearing, especially those who have little formal training in the science of physiological acoustics.


Hair Cell Basilar Membrane Round Window Bone Conduction Ossicular Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. McCormick
    • 1
  • E. G. Wever
    • 2
  • S. H. Ridgway
    • 3
  • J. Palin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Bowman Gray School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Auditory Research LaboratoriesPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Naval Ocean Systems CenterSan DiegoUSA

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