Takenori Kamada

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The tonotopic organization and spatial sensitivity of 217 inferior collicular (IC) neurons of Eptesicus fuscus were studied under free field stimulation conditions. Acoustic stimuli were delivered from a loudspeaker placed 21 cm ahead of the bat to determine the best frequency (BF) and minimum threshold (MT) of isolated IC neurons. A BF stimulus was then(More)
Microelectrode mapping of the auditory areas in the cerebellar vermis and hemispheres of mustache bats, Pteronotus parnellii parnellii, reveals that a large area of the bat's cerebellum contains units responding to acoustic signals. A study of frequency tuning of isolated units shows that there are two large groups of auditory units. The units of one group(More)
Using free-field acoustic stimulation conditions, we studied the response properties and spatial sensitivity of 146 pontine neurons of the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. The best frequency (BF) and minimum threshold (MT) of a pontine neuron were first determined with a sound broadcast from a loudspeaker placed ahead of the bat. A BF sound was delivered(More)
Frequency-response curves of the tympanum and lateral body wall (lung area) were measured by laser Doppler vibrometry in three treefrog (Smilisca baudini, Hyla cinerea, Osteopilus septentrionalis) and four dendrobatid frog (Dendrobates tinctorius, D. histrionicus, Epipedobates tricolor, E. azureiventris) species. The high-frequency cut-off of the body wall(More)
Auditory response properties and directional sensitivity of cerebellar neurons of Eptesicus fuscus were studied under free-field stimulation conditions. The best frequency (BF) and minimum threshold (MT) of a recorded neuron were first determined with a sound delivered in front of the bat. Discharge pattern and MT were studied with both BF stimuli and(More)
The viability and infectivity of Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) oocysts, detected in water samples collected from river water in Hokkaido, were investigated using Severe Combined Immunodeficient (SCID) mice. The water samples collected from September 27 through October 10, 2001 by filtration using Cuno cartridge filters were purified and concentrated by(More)
Single units (125) which faithfully discharged action potentials to acoustic stimuli (35 ms in duration with 0.5 ms rise and decay times) were recorded in the cerebellar vermis and hemispheres of the CF-FM bat, Pteronotus parnellii. These units had response latencies between 1.5 and 27 ms and minimum thresholds between 2 and 83.5 dB SPL. Best frequencies(More)
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