Active amplification in insect ears: mechanics, models and molecules

  title={Active amplification in insect ears: mechanics, models and molecules},
  author={Natasha S. Mhatre},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Active amplification in auditory systems is a unique and sophisticated mechanism that expends energy in amplifying the mechanical input to the auditory system, to increase its sensitivity and acuity. Although known for decades from vertebrates, active auditory amplification was only discovered in insects relatively recently. It was first discovered from two dipterans, mosquitoes and flies, who hear with their light and compliant antennae; only recently has it been observed in the stiffer and… CONTINUE READING
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