Midbrain Areas as Candidates for Audio-Vocal Interface in Echolocating Bats

  • Gerd Schuller
  • Susanne Radtke-Schuller
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSA, volume 156)


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.


Superior Colliculus Inferior Colliculus Wheat Germ Agglutinin Stimulation Site Echolocation Call 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Schuller
    • 1
  • Susanne Radtke-Schuller
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches InstitutUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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