Structural Adaptation in the Cochlea of the Horseshoe Bat for the Analysis of Long CF-FM Echolocating Signals

  • Volkmar Bruns
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


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).


Outer Segment Basilar Membrane Vibration Behavior Spiral Ligament Echolocating Signal 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

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  • Volkmar Bruns

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