The Function of Lateral Inhibition in the Recognition of Frequency Spectra

  • Jean-Claude Lévy
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


A biosonar system can recognize the nature of targets through an interpretation of echo characteristics. Humans are able to do the same thing only by striking an object and listening to the sound produced. The basic difference in the two procedures is that humans cannot do this at a distance.


Response Curve Frequency Spectrum Lateral Inhibition Basic Difference Basilar Membrane 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

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  • Jean-Claude Lévy

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