High background noise shapes selective auditory filters in a tropical cricket

  title={High background noise shapes selective auditory filters in a tropical cricket},
  author={Arne K. D. Schmidt and Klaus Riede and Heiner R{\"o}mer},
  booktitle={The Journal of experimental biology},
Because of call frequency overlap and masking interference, the airborne sound channel represents a limited resource for communication in a species-rich cricket community like the tropical rainforest. Here we studied the frequency tuning of an auditory neuron mediating phonotaxis in the rainforest cricket Paroecanthus podagrosus, suffering from strong competition, in comparison with the same homologous neuron in two species of European field crickets, where such competition does not exist. As… CONTINUE READING
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