Alterations of Auditory Responsiveness by the Active Emission of Echolocation Sounds in the Bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

  • Gerd Schuller
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


During echolocation, the greater horseshoe bat (long CF-FM calls) faces the problem of processing the faint echo during strong acoustic self stimulation by the emitted vocalization. The question arises whether the vocalization acts mainly as a masking stimulus on the echo processing or whether the behavioral state of vocalization prepares the auditory system for the analysis of the echo.


Pure Tone Inferior Colliculus Behavioral State Collicular Neuron Echolocation Pulse 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

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  • Gerd Schuller

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