Alejandro Purgue

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The frog inner ear consists of a complex of fluid-filled membranous sacs and canals containing eight distinct clusters of sensory hair cells. In this study we attempt to delineate the potential pathways for acoustic energy flow toward two of these clusters located within the amphibian papilla and the basilar papilla. Detailed morphological measurements of(More)
We present a quantitative mathematical model that represents the main features of the bullfrog inner ear. Calculated responses based on this model predict the observed frequency separation between the amphibian papilla and basilar papilla responses. The origin of this separation can be traced to the effect of the contact membranes on the impedance of the(More)
Members of the Rana catesbeiana clade display sexually dimorphic eardrums. In this species assemblage the eardrum of males can be 50% larger than in females of the same body size. There has been, however, no apparent functional explanation for this dimorphism. Measurements of the acoustical coupling (transfer function) of internally generated sound to the(More)
During the breeding season, each tympanic membrane of males of the Old World treefrog Petropedetes parkeri is decorated with a single, prominent, fleshy tympanic papilla. The tympanic papilla, located dorsally on the tympanic membrane, is covered by an epidermal surface and is composed of non-ossified, spongiform tissue containing a number of globular,(More)
Infostations offer geographically intermittent coverage at high data rates for mobile wireless networks. The Infostation model trades off delay of data delivery for increased network capacity. Replication and storage of information in multiple nodes of a mobile network can also be traded off for reduction in delay. Thus, augmenting the Infostation model(More)
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