Primate hearing from a mammalian perspective.

  title={Primate hearing from a mammalian perspective.},
  author={Rickye S. Heffner},
  journal={The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology},
  volume={281 1},
  • R. Heffner
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Biology, Physics
  • The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology
This review discusses hearing performance in primates and selective pressures that may influence it. The hearing sensitivity and sound-localization abilities of primates, as indicated by behavioral tests, are reviewed and compared to hearing and sound localization among mammals in general. Primates fit the mammalian pattern with small species hearing higher frequencies than larger species in order to use spectral/intensity cues for sound localization. In this broader comparative context, the… 

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