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Primate Audition

Ethology and Neurobiology, 1st Edition

Edited by Asif A. Ghazanfar

CRC Press

336 pages

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Like speech, the species-specific vocalizations or calls of non-human primates mediate social interactions, convey important emotional information, and in some cases refer to objects and events in the caller's environment. These functional similarities suggest that the selective pressures which shaped primate vocal communication are similar to thos

Table of Contents

Primates as Auditory Specialists. Causal Knowledge in Free-Ranging Diana Monkeys. Auditory Temporal Integration in Primates: A Comparative Analysis. Mechanisms of Acoustic Perception in Cotton-Top Tamarins. Psychophysical and Perceptual Studies of Primate Communication Calls. Primate Vocal Production and Its Implications for Auditory Research. Developmental Modifications in the Vocal Behaviour of Nonhuman Primates. Ecological and Physiological Constraints for Primate Vocal Communication. Neural Representation of Sound Patterns in the Auditory Cortex of Monkeys. Representation of Sound Location in the Primate Brain. The Comparative Anatomy of the Primate Auditory Cortex. Auditory Communication and Central Auditory Mechanisms in the Squirrel Monkey: Past and Present. Cortical Mechanisms of Sound Localization and Plasticity in Primates. Anatomy and Physiology of Auditory-Prefrontal Interactions in Non-Human Primates. Cortical Mechanisms Underlying the Processing of Complex Sounds and Species-Specific Vocalizations in Primates.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neuroscience
MEDICAL / Surgery / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience