Structural Adaptation in the Cochlea of the Horseshoe Bat for the Analysis of Long CF-FM Echolocating Signals
The auditory system of the greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, is sharply tuned to the echo of the constant-frequency (CF) segment of the orientation signal of about 83 kHz (Neuweiler, 1970). The tuning is performed within the cochlea and is correlated with a number of specialized features (Bruns, 1976a and 1976b; Schnitzler et al., 1976; Suga et al., 1976).
KeywordsOuter Segment Basilar Membrane Vibration Behavior Spiral Ligament Echolocating Signal
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