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Animal Sonar pp 149-159 | Cite as

Parallel-Hierarchical Processing of Biosonar Information in the Mustached Bat

  • Nobuo Suga
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSA, volume 156)

Abstract

Neuroethologists working with bats may read original articles in their field, but may not necessarily get an overall view of the neural processing of complex biosonar signals. Researchers outside of bat neuroethology may have little time to read original articles and may hardly get an integrated view of the neural mechanisms of bat echolocation. Therefore, in this article, I review the present state of our understanding of the neural mechanisms for processing complex biosonar signals in a schematized way. Most of the description in this article are based upon a large amount of neuroethological data, but some require further studies. To the readers who are interested in this topic and want to see the “key” data, I recommend reading my review article entitled “The Extent to Which Biosonar Information is Represented in the Bat Auditory Cortex” (Suga, 1984).

Keywords

Auditory Cortex Inferior Colliculus Basilar Membrane Target Velocity Primary Auditory Cortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuo Suga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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