Evolutionary aspects of bat echolocation

  title={Evolutionary aspects of bat echolocation},
  author={G. Neuweiler},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  • G. Neuweiler
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • This review is yet another attempt to explain how echolocation in bats or bat-like mammals came into existence. Attention is focused on neuronal specializations in the ascending auditory pathway of echolocating bats. Three different mechanisms are considered that may create a specific auditory sensitivity to echos: (1) time-windows of enhanced echo-processing opened by a corollary discharge of neuronal vocalization commands; (2) differentiation and expansion of ensembles of combination… CONTINUE READING
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