Contralateral inhibition as a sensory bias: the neural basis for a female preference in a synchronously calling bushcricket, Mecopoda elongata.

@article{Rmer2002ContralateralIA,
  title={Contralateral inhibition as a sensory bias: the neural basis for a female preference in a synchronously calling bushcricket, Mecopoda elongata.},
  author={Heiner R{\"o}mer and Berthold Hedwig and Swidbert R Ott},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={1655-62}
}
Imperfect synchrony between male calls occurs widely in acoustically courting crickets and bushcrickets. Males which are able to establish the temporal leadership usually attract more females in choice experiments but the proximate mechanism for this precedence effect is unknown. Here we show that contralateral inhibition, the neural basis for lateral contrast enhancement in the auditory pathways of insects and vertebrates, is also the probable proximate neural mechanism for this female… CONTINUE READING
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