Midbrain Areas as Candidates for Audio-Vocal Interface in Echolocating Bats
In bats the auditory system and the vocalization system have a close functional relation to each other during acoustic communication as well as during echolocation. In many species the spectral parameters of the emitted echolocation sounds are adapted to the special echolocation tasks during a behavioral sequence. In order to control the parameters of the echolocation sounds appropriately the relevant information has to be transmitted from the auditory to the motor system.
KeywordsSuperior Colliculus Inferior Colliculus Wheat Germ Agglutinin Stimulation Site Echolocation Call
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